STEM Volunteers are Needed for S.E.T. in the City, Apr. 6

The 11th annual SET in the City (that’s Science, Engineering, Technology) takes place next Saturday, April 6, and needs adult volunteers to help 150 high-school girls explore academic paths and careers in STEM. Volunteers are needed specifically for its Science Information Bazaar, 10:30-11:30AM in the Photonics Center at Boston University. Can you bring a demo, exhibit, poster, or computer application to share with the girls?

It’s a wonderful opportunity to share your enthusiasm for what you do with high-school girls eager to learn what motivates people into STEM careers. In past years, volunteers have:

  • Made “elephant toothpaste” and bottle rockets with the students;
  • Brought in sea urchins, Van der Graaf generators and ultrasound machines;
  • Demonstrated innovative computer applications and nano materials; and
  • Experimented with Snap Circuits and Mobius bands.

After the Science Information Bazaar, the girls will travel to other campuses (Emmanuel, Harvard, Simmons, or MIT) for lunch and lab activities — and finally to Merck in Boston for the keynote and a student panel. Adult volunteers exhibiting in the Science Information Bazaar are invited to travel with them for the lunch and lab activities (but need to arrange their own transportation back).

SET in the City is sponsored by the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative: Boston University, Emmanuel College, Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, Simmons College, UMass Boston, Wentworth Institute of Technology and WGBH.