About Us

Many faculty at BU currently run educational and enrichment activities for middle-school and high-school students. The purpose of these activities, which range from language competitions to science days, is to share the university's resources with pre-college students, and stimulate their interest in various academic disciplines. Secondarily, bringing qualified pre-college students to campus affords the university an opportunity to favorably impress these students with our resources and faculty.

LERNet is designed to serve as a resource center and clearinghouse for these activities, to help with ongoing events, and to assist faculty who are interested in planning new programs.

The Administrative Director, Cynthia Brossman, handles the internal organization associated with particular events (e.g. mailings, reservations, meals) as well as contacts with outside teachers, funding sources, remote sites etc. Robert Devaney serves as the Faculty Director.

Ideas for new programs in any field are welcome. If you are interested in joining an existing program or starting a new outreach effort for high-school or middle-school students, please contact Cynthia Brossman at 353-7021 or send e-mail to cab@bu.edu.


Recruiting Tomorrow's Women Scientists (July 2013)

Perkins Winners Awarded Tomorrow (May 2013)

Falling in Love with Science Again (August 2012)

Computer Science: Not Just a Man's World (July 2011)

Another Successful Chemistry Day (May 2010)

Global Change Reaches Middle School (April 2010)

Reaching Out to Teach (Summer 2008)

Renewable Imagination (March 2008)

Middle and High-School Students Explore Nanoscience at BU (November 2007)

Boston University Awarded $1.25M Upward Bound Math Science Grant (October 2007)

Woman of Science (September 2007)

Welcome to Tech Towers (No Boys Allowed) (July 2007)

Boston University to Host Regional Round of Annual Science Competition for High Schools (February 2007)

Boston University Receives $1.6M for Innovation Science Education Program (November 2006)

Urban Fellows Project Wins $1.6M NSF Grant (November 2006)

BU's Learning Resource Network give high schoolers a glimpse of higher education (January 1999)

Youth to explore the inner frontiers of learning and memory (September 1998)

BU Leads Path for Women in Science (March 1996)