Science Outreach

Science Outreach with beaker and brain

What is Science Outreach?

Science outreach with Wellesley College logoScience Outreach is a series of student centered opportunities for off-campus and on campus programs dedicated to teaching and mentoring in the sciences.  Participants in the program engage in hands-on experiences and learn about fascinating topics related to science and/or mathematics at a young age.


To increase participation of Wellesley College students in their community by:

  • Providing science and/or mathematics enrichment to a broad range of participants focusing on the needs of students underrepresented in the sciences.
  • Building partnerships with formal and informal education providers.
  • Supporting a range of student contributions and volunteerism in existing programs using a students-teaching-students model for community involvement through student driven curriculum development and teaching.
  • Encouraging a life-long investment in service to community.
  • Providing a model of women as scientists.
We recruit energetic, dedicated, and creative volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to design and lead classes or simply assist the project leader for the sessions. Previous volunteers are available as mentors.  The level of involvement varies greatly within each program so please browse the links on the side menu for more detailed descriptions of the current opportunities.