Looking for ideas on outreach to complete your grant with NASA CT Space Grant Consortium? There are many ways you can help foster a passion for STEM in future generations and help spread the word about NASA CT Space Grant Consortium outside of your own academic community.
Consider the following:
Opportunities with local community colleges:
- Connect with a local community college to give a presentation about studying or careers in STEM.
- Volunteer as a mentor to younger students who want to learn about STEM programs in higher education.
Opportunities with younger youth:
- Offer to run STEM-related activities for an after-school program at an elementary school.
- Connect with a children’s librarian at a local public library to create a STEM activity or science lesson/experiment.
- Create a science themed “maker space”.
Opportunities with middle or high schools:
- Connect with a middle school or high school class to give a presentation about studying or careers in STEM, or STEM programs in higher education.
- Volunteer to judge a science fair.
- Offer to run STEM-related activities for a club or an after-school program.
Opportunities with civic or social groups that serve youth:
- Partner with programs to conduct science lessons or experiments.
- Offer to help create and judge a science fair program.
- Volunteer to help run a STEM-related club.
- Organizations such as 4-H STEM & Agriculture, Black Girls Code, BSA or Girl Scouts of Connecticut, CT Invention Convention and others frequently look for mentors and coaches. Online sites like VolunteerMatch can help find the right organization and opportunity for you.
Reach out to your Campus Director for specific contacts in your area.