Program Profile: MGH Science Fair Mentoring Program Connects Students with Medical Science Professionals for One-On-One Learning
Connecting students from the James P. Timilty Middle School with mentors from Massachusetts General Hospital, The MGH Science Fair Mentor Program allows students to form strong, personal relationships with STEM mentors, helping them broaden their interest and awareness of STEM fields and learn about scientific inquiry while working to complete strong science fair projects.
“One of the mentors’ biggest roles is to expose students to new horizons in science,” says Arthur Newbould, the program’s coordinator. “Students may come in knowing that they are interested in doing an egg drop experiment, but they might find out that their true passion is botany.”
Last Chance to RSVP | AQP/BoSTEM Winter Summit January 17
On January 17th, join Boston After School & Beyond and Boston Public Schools for the AQP/BoSTEM Winter Summit. During this meeting, participants will receive fall 2016 program quality data, discuss trends across programs, explore Boston After School & Beyond’s Insight Center, and reflect on the BPS Elements of Effective Partnerships.
Date: January 17th, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119
Resource Spotlight: Beyond the Chalkboard
Created by the Boston Children’s Museum, Beyond the Chalkboard offers free online curriculum for after-school teachers featuring science, literacy, culture, art, health, math, and engineering activities. The curriculum promotes 21st century skills like problem solving, communication, and working collaboratively with peers. Recently, the site has been updated to include earth and space science activities created in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Partner Events and Announcements
MathPOWER Job Opening
MathPOWER is currently seeking a Math*STARS Site Director to manage its afterschool program at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain. Click here for more info
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is Hiring
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is currently offering a number of spring and summer employment opportunities. Click here for more info
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership Statewide STEM Survey
The Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) is gathering data about the various STEM afterschool programs in Massachusetts in order to gain a more complete picture of informal STEM in Massachusetts. Click here to take the survey
CitySprouts Seeking Volunteers
CitySprouts is currently seeking volunteers to help plan their annual fundraising event, DigIt! They are offering a variety of ways to get involved. Contact Andrea Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.