Hope you’re having a great semester so far! There are 3 upcoming outreach events that I’d like to share with you.
MSC Tour Guides
Giving tours of the Millenium Science Complex is a fantastic way to meet other club members, graduate students, learn about the research at Penn State, and share your Penn State pride with community members. Tour audiences range from middle school students to prospective graduate students. I’ve been giving tours since freshman year, so there’s no need for prior experience or knowledge. If you’re interested, please enter your name in the attached spreadsheet. I will contact you later with information on getting trained and upcoming tour dates. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sign up!! We are in desperate need of new recruits (and there’s free pizza at the training session!)
Parent’s Weekend: October 15, 11:00-1:00
I’m looking for volunteers to help in various labs as part of Parent’s Weekend. This entails giving demo’s, talking to families about matSE, and answering questions. Sign-up sheet is attached.
Haunted-U 2016: Sunday, October 23rd, 12:00-6:00
This event is organized by the Eberly College of Science Outreach Team and they’re calling for STEM volunteers to do demos and lead groups of students(ages K-5) throughout the event. It’s a Harry Potter theme that involves solving “The Case of the Cursed Camper.” If you’re interested, contact me ASAP and I will give you details on how to sign-up and get clearances/training.
** If you do not already have a PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Background Check, and are interested in volunteering, you must contact me immediately so we can get the process started (it takes ~4 weeks).
Outreach events are a lot of fun and a great way to meet other club members and give back to the Penn State community. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!!
Katy — outreach chair
Hey MA! So we are just about ready to kick things off for MA this year! The first meeting will be Monday, August 29th at 7pm in 401 Steidle, but we will meet outside the front of the building (Pollock Rd side) to take a picture that we will use as a thank you to the faculty and staff for all of their hard work and added stress that went into making the new Steidle possible.
Also at the meeting, we will introduce this year’s MA board, talk about upcoming events, and do a quick overview of how to ask a professor about joining their research lab. Snacks will be provided! You don’t wanna miss it, so see you there!
This will be our new website! Be sure to check our calendar regularly under the events tab! Important info will be posted here about opportunities, club activities, and MatSE department events for everyone.