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UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and 3rd/4th year undergraduates are invited to participate in the Be A Scientist program where you will serve as STEM role models for 7th graders in the Berkeley community. Your mentorship will support 7th grade students as they design, carry out, and report on their own independent scientific investigations. Throughout this process you will gain experience in science outreach and working with middle school students, develop your science communication skills, and inspire the next generation of scientists!
You will provide guidance to a group of 4-6 seventh graders in their science class once per week over a 6 or 7 week period, helping these students frame a testable question, design an appropriate experiment, analyze their data, and present their results. Each student (or pair of students) will choose an independent scientific question to explore. Volunteers make a commitment to visit the classroom for one 90-minute class per week for a total of six visits – or for one 48-minute class per week for a total of seven visits at Longfellow Middle School only.