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​.north​eastern​.edu/​r​e​s​e​e​d​/​w​e​l​c​o​m​e​.​h​tmlor 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​.north​eastern​.edu.