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Calling All Scientists and Engineers – Northeastern Seeks Volunteers to Mentor Middle School Science Students

February 25, 2008 – Northeastern University’s RE-SEED program is looking for people with science backgrounds who can volunteer once a week in middle school science classes in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

RE-SEED (Retirees Enhancing Science Education through Experiments and Demonstrations) allows volunteers to impart their knowledge by working with middle school science teachers to enrich curriculums and engage students.

In addition to teaching key scientific principles, RE-SEED volunteers act as student mentors, assisting with science projects, providing hands-on demonstrations, and creating scientific equipment they can bring to classrooms.

People who are interested in volunteering can learn more about this free training program at an informational meeting on Monday, March 3 from 1:45-3:00 p.m. at Northeastern. The next training session begins on Monday, March 17. In the training, volunteers learn how to apply their expertise in a way that makes science exciting and relevant in everyday situations.

Northeastern’s RE-SEED program began in 1991 with six volunteers. To date, nearly 500 volunteers have worked in 100 communities nationwide, offering approximately 500,000 hours of their time.

To RSVP for training sessions, please contact Feby Kiragu at (617) 373-5154 or via email at f.kiragu@neu.edu.

For information about RE-SEED, visit http://www.northeastern.edu/reseed/welcome.htmlor contact Jenny Eriksen at (617) 373-2802 or j.eriksen@neu.edu.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu.