Outreach & Mentoring

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


WISE Mentoring Program

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 Keri at komuro@bu.edu and Devanshi at dpat@bu.edu with any questions.

2016-2017 Academic Year: Sign-up to become a GWISE Mentor for an undergraduate WISE student here: https://goo.gl/forms/HfFPSZF5zqINusU13


Elementary School Girls Science Club – West End House

Come volunteer with the Elementary School 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, or to check out some of our experiences, visit our BLOG! Please contact Radost at rkstan@bu.edu and Sarabeth at sarabeth@bu.edu to get involved as a mentor, or with any questions.

2016-2017 Academic Year: The Elementary School Girls Science Club meets at the West-End House Boys and Girls Club (Allston St.) every week on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm.


Middle School Girls Science Club – West End House

Also known as “Girls with Goggles”

Come volunteer with Girls with Goggles – the Middle Schools Girls Science Club, an outreach program developed and hosted by GWISE! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for middle 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 middle 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). Please contact Melissa at marquezm@bu.edu and Sam at sberry2@bu.edu to get involved as a mentor, or with any questions.

2016-2017 Academic Year: The Middle School Girls Science Club meets at the West-End House Boys and Girls Club (Allston St.) every week on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.


Science from Scientists – Paid Opportunity to teach Local Elementary & Middle School Students

Location: Greater Boston area

Are you a scientist or engineer who loves working with kids? Would you like to work on a team of fellow STEM professionals to bring hands-on activities to students in a classroom near you? Science from Scientists is a non-profit organization seeking to significantly impact the way science education is presented to students and educators, thereby improving student competency and interest so that our nation remains competitive on a global scale. We’re looking for charismatic scientists to teach hands-on science and engineering lessons to elementary and middle school students. Scientists would work alongside classroom teachers during the day to improve students’ attitudes and aptitudes in science and engineering. Science from Scientists Information Sessions Facebook Group Application

  • Must have an undergraduate degree in STEM field and either be working towards/have a Master’s or PhD graduate degree.

Position pays hourly (starting at $20/hour), and minimum commitment is 1 school per year (~2 visits or 12 hours per month), with the potential to become a part-time or full-time job after one semester. Day-of-week flexibility available.


Big Sister Association seeks female STEM mentors

Location: N/A

The Big Sister Association of Boston is interested in recruiting undergraduate and graduate female mentors (“Big Sisters”) from Boston University to mentor elementary and middle school girls (“Little Sisters”) from local schools who are interested in STEM. While mentors come from all backgrounds, there is a particular need for mentors with STEM experience. If you are interested or would like more information, please provide your information using the link below and someone will reach out to you.

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Big Sister at Russell Elementary in Dorchester!

Location: Russell Elementary School, 750 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

Commitment is 1 hour per week, with a focus on building friendship, support, and encouragement; 90% of girls matched go on to college. To sign up, please contact Erica Brien at ebrien@bigsister.org or by phone at 617-236-8057. You can also complete an application online at www.bigsister.org


Become a mentor with the Latino STEM Alliance

RSVP by emailing Daniel Burns (dburns@latinostem.org) or Skye Ellis (sellis@latinostem.org). Become a mentor, motivator, and explorer alongside students ranging from 3rd – 8th grade. The Latino STEM Alliance partners with schools, private industry, community groups, and academia to bring STEM experiences to underserved youth that otherwise would not have such an opportunity. We aim to encourage students to pursue bright futures and consider STEM-related careers and fields.


Girls Who Code – Seeking an Instructor

Location: Newton Library

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization that is looking to get more girls involved in computer science to close the gender gap in the field. Laurie Finkielsztein, a current high school junior, participated in a 7-week Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Twitter Boston. She is interested in expanding the Girls Who Code organization at the Newton Library, and is currently seeking an instructor for the program. If interested, please contact Laurie (lauriefink97@gmail.com) for more information