Student Outreach Information
Thank you for your interest in doing science outreach at Gonzaga! Outreach placements are made at the beginning of each semester. If you are a biology or chemistry major, you should automatically receive email communications at the beginning of the semester regarding outreach opportunities and deadlines. However, we welcome students of all majors who would like to participate in science outreach. If you would like to receive information about these opportunities, please email the Outreach Coordinator with your contact information.
The first step you need to take is to decide which outreach program to apply for. Most students participate in Science in Action!, our largest outreach program, which takes place in local elementary schools. We also have a few openings each year for GU students interested in doing science outreach in a high school setting (tutoring or helping with labs or projects). Both options will fulfill the outreach requirement for Research Option and URA students, and will require a similar number of hours. Those students who are doing science outreach as part of a research requirement are strongly encouraged to NOT wait until their senior year. Finding placements that work with your class schedule can be tricky, and if you wait until the last minute, it is possible that we will not be able to find you a placement.
Regardless of which program you are volunteering in, all GU participants will register for either BIOL 295 or CHEM 295, Science Outreach, which is a zero credit course. While not affecting your overall credit load, this will allow you to supply documentation on your transcript of outreach experience to future graduate programs and/or employers.
Applications for spring semester 2013 are due on Tuesday Febuary 5th. Applications can be accessed via the links below and should be submitted to the Science Outreach Coordinator. The applications include a list of possible volunteer times, so that you can indicate which ones work with your class schedule. There are many eager young students and teachers looking forward to spring semester science activities with Gonzaga students, so we hope you will consider turning in a volunteer application!
Information about specific outreach programs can be found on the Science Outreach Homepage. If you have any questions about participating in science outreach at Gonzaga, please contact:
Science Outreach Coordinator
Office: HU 007