Outreach Opportunity Alerts
Outreach Opportunity Alerts connect members of the Caltech community with educational outreach opportunities in the Pasadena community and beyond for which they can volunteer. They are published monthly.
To join the newsletter mailing list for Outreach Opportunity Alerts, members of the Caltech community can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/daAaeP or email Kitty Cahalan, email@example.com. Please give Kitty your name, email address, Caltech affiliation (undergraduate, graduate student, postdoc, faculty or staff) and department, option or research group.
The new year is in full swing, and in-person science nights are back! Eight volunteers joined us for our first event of 2023 at Arroyo Vista Elementary in South Pasadena, where physics, geology and computer science at Caltech were on full display. It's exciting to be back on campus with our school partners! See below for how to attend a science night this spring and bring fun activities to family events!
Attending local school science nights is a great way to do outreach if you have limited time but are interested in connecting with our local community! You can sign up to do only as many events as work for your schedule, and if you don't have a demonstration or activity to bring, let us supply you with one of ours! We are invited to events throughout the spring. Sign up at volunteersignup.org/8M7FR and we will contact you 7-10 days in advance to make arrangements, including a ride if needed.
Upcoming events include:
Friday, February 17, 5:30-7 pm: Longfellow Elementary, Pasadena
Thursday, February 23, 5:30-7 pm: Madison Elementary, Pasadena
Tuesday, February 28, 5-8 pm: Marshall Fundamental (grades 6-12), Pasadena
... and many more in March-May 2023!
Our signup list, which is updated as new events are scheduled, is here: volunteersignup.org/8M7FR. If you're representing a group, you only need to put one point of contact. We will reach out before the event to work out logistics and transportation!
Questions? Contact Kitty Cahalan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sierra Madre Middle School STEAM Mondays in May
Sierra Madre Middle School will be hosting STEAM Mondays during the month of May (May 1, 8, 15, 22) during regular school hours (8:15 am - 1:25 pm).
They are looking for presenters speaking on topics in all areas of STEM, either live or by providing pre-recorded lectures. Interested presenters should consider providing activities that students with various learning needs could also participate in.
Please contact Kitty Cahalan at email@example.com if you're interested in participating in this outreach effort.
STEM Lectures at Polytechnic School
Polytechnic School (across California Blvd from Caltech) is looking for any graduate student who wants to come to discuss/present their research to the PSSO (Poly Science Student Organization). They're interested in any field and hope the presenter can speak to/engage high school students.
The upcoming dates for our club time (for the rest of this school year) are as follows: (each club time is from 10:40 - 11:30 am)
Tues, Feb 21st
Wed, March 1st
Thur, March 9th
Tues, April 4th
Mon, April 10th
Tues, April 18th
Wed, April 26th
Thur, May 4th
Fri, May 12th
Mon, May 22nd
Interested speakers should email Poly teacher Robin Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutor Veterans at PCC
TheVeterans at PCC Still Need Your Help! They are looking for Volunteer Tutors in:
Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences
Particular needs: Study Skills, Homework Review and Test Preparation
The Veteran students at PCC would appreciate a little extra support to prepare themselves for their civilian and academic careers. Having been out of school for several years creates special challenges that you can help them overcome!
An hour or two per week could be a huge boost!
How can you help? One-on-one tutoring sessions with self-identified Veterans
When Do you Need me? Right now!
Where? Cal Tech Campus or at PCC's Veterans Resource Center
Time of Day? Flexible - To be arranged between Tutor and Student
How can I get more information? Call or e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator below
How can I get started? Call or e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator:
Urte H. Barker
We Don't Just Do STEM Outreach!
We know that Caltech has people doing their studies and research in areas that are not considered STEM fields, and we'd love to have those of you this applies to do outreach, too! We also know all our students, staff and faculty have many other talents - are you an artist, photographer, writer, actor, dancer, athlete, musician? Do you have a hobby you'd like to share with people in our community? We can do outreach with that, too!
Please let Kitty Cahalan (email@example.com) know if you're interested!
Caltech Educational Outreach Office's programs run on volunteers! If you would like to join any of our programs, or if you have a program of your own that you'd like to bring to K-12 students, contact Kitty Cahalan, Outreach Program Manager, at 626-395-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.