On Thursday, October 1, 10 AM, we will be discussing volunteer opportunities for Live Science and our Let’s Talk About STEM programs (listed individually below). This Fall, STEM educators will have the opportunity to book subject exploration, career chat, or virtual tour sessions. In this info session, we’ll be going into more specifics about how the program will be structured, how to get involved, and how to prepare.
Let’s Talk About STEM
This Fall, we are connecting volunteers with teachers and classrooms to support virtual STEM education needs. We invite volunteers to share their subject expertise, discuss career paths, and lead virtual workspace tours. The booking link is now open, so we will begin contacting volunteers as needed throughout the program.
Live Science is returning on October 9, now at 10am pst with an episode on Nanoscience. We are still looking for new ideas for Live Science events for the rest of the year, so let us know if you’re interested in presenting your research or leading an activity.
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Career Talk Guest Speakers
We are launching a new series of monthly career talks on Friday afternoons this Fall and Winter. Upcoming topics include: Art and STEM, Privacy and Security, Everyday Materials, Travel and Fieldwork, and Ethical Research. Please sign up to speak if your work connects to these topics. More themes will be introduced as this series progresses.
Career Support for CSU East Bay students
Date: Week of October 12
Description: As students face an uncertain employment future in light of the impacts of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to provide support as they transition from college to career. The Institute for STEM Education will be hosting a series of workshops for students to help them craft and fine-tune their resumes and cover letters, as well as develop their virtual interviewing skills.
To volunteer, sign up at https://forms.gle/LAxRg5LCZrcFYnnB7
Black Girls Code 2020 Hackathon
Date: Friday October 23 – Sunday October 25 (all 3 days)
Description: Black Girls CODE 2020 hackathons are aimed to excite and motivate girls ages 12-17 to build and hack tech solutions to problems in the community. Girls will develop skills in ideation, team-working, app development, and presentation. They will create connections with each other and with their mentors, discover how tech can be a tool for social change, and explore a significant social justice issue and engage in creating solutions to the issue by using technology as a lever for change. Both Technical and Non-technical mentors are needed.
To volunteer, visit blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/gmvirtualhackathon_bgc_2020