AAAS Serves

A AAAS national STEM-volunteer program at the University of Georgia is looking for retired or working STEM professionals to assist K-12 teachers in the Clarke County (GA) School District in the 2015-16 school year.

A new think-tank for students is geared toward developing leaders in cross-disciplinary approaches for tackling societal challenges.

Unique industrial research institute staffed entirely by volunteer retired scientists gives undergraduates an up-close experience of real science.

Want to help inspire children and support their learning as they create their own inventions and solve design challenges? The web-based Curiosity Machine, seeks AAAS members willing to volunteer one-hour a week to their mentoring program.

The AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program celebrated its 10th anniversary recently with an annual meeting that brought together volunteers, teachers and program supporters. The event featured a keynote address by a NRC education head and a volunteer-teacher panel discussion.

Science outreach proves fun, and informative, at one of the largest science festivals in the nation.

When a New York Times columnist suggested that academics don't do enough to engage with the public, he sparked ire among academics—including many scientists. Whose job is it to do science outreach?

A small experiment between two teaching methods reveals some unexpected consequences. Teaching science as more of a process with mistakes and messiness can help kids be creative in other areas and classes.

Volunteering at a local science fair can provide a much more rewarding experience than just giving back to a local school. Science fairs can provide a great opportunity to network with other scientists, parents and teachers. And some of the kids' projects can spark new ideas in your own work.

While volunteering at a pre-teen science summer camp, this AAAS blogger decided to poll the kids to learn why they decided to skip vacations, time in the sun with friends and time outdoors to dedicate themselves to learning science. She shares the results of those polls.