Community Outreach

The Outreach Subcommittee develops, plans, and organizes STEM mentoring activities in the local community and greater Boston area. Our goal is to empower youth, helping them to build the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to pursue STEM related professions. Our past activities include EurekaFest (Museum of Science, Boston) and Middle School Science Night (Lincoln School, Brookline).

We are always looking to participate in new outreach opportunities and to establish in-house events. If you have a passion for STEM K-12 mentoring, then become an active member of the GSC Outreach Subcommittee today by completing this form!


Exploring BME with The E^3 Mentoring Program

April 5th, 2017in Outreach

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March 25th, 2017

In collaboration with Jasmine Kwasa's E^3 mentoring program, GSC Outreach hosted local female high school students for a day of exploring topics in BME. Currently directed by Jasmine Kwasa (3rd year Ph.D. candidate), E^3 stands for Empowering, Encouraging, and Eliminating Barriers, and focuses on one-on-one STEM and professional development mentoring of female students in grades 9-12 in the local Boston area. On Saturday March 25th, 2017, students from E^3 spent a day with volunteer BME graduate students learning about the following science/engineering areas that can be found in BME: ECG & Heart Physiology, Microscopy & Biophotonics, and Circuits & The Principles of Conductance. These topics consisted of demos and hands-on activities for the E^3 students to explore and learn about the basics and practical knowledge/utility of those topics. Lab tours were given following the demos/activities, and the day finished off with tutoring. Both the E^3 students and the volunteers enjoyed an awesome day of science and engineering exploration! We look forward to doing this again next year!

Lincoln School (K-8) Science Night

January 28th, 2016in Outreach

Hello everybody!

When: 6-8pm, March 18
Where: 19 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA 02445

What are you guys doing on March 18th from 6pm to 8pm? Do you like working with kids? Well, we do. Let's go to the Lincoln School Science Night! There we'll be showing elementary and middle schoolers what BME is and we would love to have you help pitch in ideas, help plan, or just come volunteer and have fun!

This will be the 2nd Annual Science Night and last year we had a great time. The way it works is that we would be holding booths where we would do science demos and kids would come and either watch or do the demos themselves. That could be things ranging from things like the video below to building structures made with toothpicks & gummy bears and seeing if their structure can hold a weight.

If you are interested, would you please click in the following two links? The first link is for us to know who is coming.

We plan on having a meeting at the end of next week, but we'd want tot know when you'd be available to meet!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nicolas (Nick) at

Have a great day/night/afternoon or whenever you read this!
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Committee
Boston University

West End House Volunteer Opportunity

October 20th, 2015in Outreach

As announced during the town hall meeting last Friday, our Outreach subcommittee is coordinating with the West End House Boys and Girls Club (WEH) to provide them with graduate students from our department that are interested in being a Math and Science Tutor for their high school students. To reiterate hear what was said during the meeting:

One-on-one tutoring

Minimum of 1 hour of tutoring per week (weekdays only), but encouraged to do more if can

The tutoring relationship is as much about the academic help as it is about building a supportive, consistent relationship with the teen

WEH is located at 105 Allston St, Allston, MA 02134 (right off the Allston St stop on the B line outbound -- super local!!)

Check out their website for more info:

If you are interested please send an email to Kavon Karrobi ( by Friday (10/23) noon. If you have any questions at all regarding this opportunity and/or about our Outreach subcommittee (especially if you would like to participate in the subcommittee), please feel free to email Kavon.