Here are some tips for getting involved with the younger students interested in STEM:
- Graduate and undergraduate students can check with their university’s Office of Student Affairs to find out about summer camps or programs held at their school. Often, these programs provide an opportunity for you to mentor high school students interested in STEM and meet other peers that are also passionate about increasing diversity in STEM. In addition, many opportunities are paid opportunities that have a duration of anywhere from 1 day to 1 month. This is an attractive option if you plan to travel or have another commitment this summer.
- If your university does not offer these programs, try checking in with local schools in your area. In the K-12 space, week long summer camps are becoming increasingly popular as a great way for kids to further their interests in STEM with fun and engaging activities.