Outreach & Mentoring

Find out more information about GWISE Outreach & Mentoring Opportunities below!

Girls’ Science Club

Come volunteer with the Girls’ Science Club, an outreach program developed and hosted by GWISE! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls, which will convey important concepts in diverse STEM fields. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understanding of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, get them excited about science and engineering, and encourage them to pursue future careers in STEM fields. This is a great opportunity to be a positive STEM role model for young women!

We are looking for GWISE members who are interested in mentoring elementary school girls at our weekly sessions at the West-End House. Mentor commitment is flexible (you can volunteer for one session, or as many as you’d like). For more information about the Girls’ Science Club, visit our website. Please contact Sarabeth at sarabeth@bu.edu to get involved as a mentor, or with any questions.

2014-2015 Academic Year: The Girls’ Science Club meets at the West-End House Boys and Girls Club (Allston St.) every week on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm.

Immersion Science Club

Mentor elementary school girls in marine science and climate change through the Immersion Science Club at the West-End House! Immersion is a program implemented at select Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide that aims to bring science and exploration to kids from diverse backgrounds. The Immersion curriculum, developed in partnership with the Sea Research Foundation and National Geographic, provides educational reading material, hands-on activities, colorful illustrations and fun games designed to inspire kids to care for the ocean and the planet. Also, this program aims to connect girls with STEM role models. Participate biweekly as a mentor and join our field trips as you inspire young girls to care for the planet through science and exploration. Explore the ocean with Immersion!

This club requires more commitment than the GWISE-developed Girls’ Science Club. Mentors will be working directly with a group of ~3 girls to develop a longer-term mentoring relationship. We will also have mentors who are in charge of leading the weekly activity. The Immersion program will provide funding and support for 1-2 field trips (ex. aquarium or whale watching), to which all mentors are invited. For more information about the Immersion program, visit the Immersion website. Please contact Gracia at gracia@bu.edu to get involved as a mentor, or with any questions.

2014-2015 Academic Year: The Immersion Science Club meets at the West-End House Boys and Girls Club (Allston St.) every week on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:40pm.

WISE Mentoring

WISE Mentoring is an effort to connect the undergraduate and graduate WISE communities. GWISE annually hosts a mentoring program to support the academic and professional growth of undergraduate women in STEM fields, and to provide an opportunity for GWISE members to develop as future leaders and mentors. By participating in this program, GWISE mentors will receive valuable mentoring and leadership experience, as well as the opportunity to interact with the BU WISE community through building and fostering a 1-on-1, mentor-mentee relationship. GWISE will provide resources and programming to enrich the mentoring experience. Please email Stacy at slchin12@bu.edu and Iriny at irinye@bu.edu for any questions.

2014-2015 Academic Year: Sign-up to become a GWISE Mentor for an undergraduate WISE student HERE! The application deadline is Monday, September 8, 2014.