Community Service Committee

Mission

The goal of the Community Service committee is to provide opportunities for the biomedical postdocs to participate in service activities, sharing our skills with the community while gaining valuable experiences and having fun. 

Current activities

Science Fair mentoring at Belmont Charter School

The Biomed Postdoc Council is once again working with iPraxis to mentor 7th and 8th grade students from a local school as they prepare science fair projects. We will meet with the students once a week for six weeks and will be involved in all aspects of their project development, including designing experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

This event will begin in late January or early February and will run for six consecutive weeks. We’ll meet with the students during their science class, from 8:00–9:00 AM each week. You can pick which day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday) would be best for you, and you’d then work with your group of students on that day each week.

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable teaching and mentoring experience, and at the same time encourage local children in their scientific studies! At this point, we’re looking for volunteers. If you’re interested, please send an email to Angela. If you have a preference for working with 7th or 8th graders or for a particular day of the week, please let me know that as well.

Past activities

Science Fair mentoring at Belmont Charter School – Spring 2009

We mentored seventh and eighth grade students as they prepared for a year-end science fair. 

Philadelphia Cares Day – Fall 2009

We cleared out storage rooms in two elementary schools to make room for new educational materials. 

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in doing some community service on your own?  Check out these great local organizations! 

How can you contribute?

We are always looking for activity ideas and/or leaders.  If you have an idea of an activity you think would be fun, or if you’d like to lead an activity, please let us know. 

Announcements of upcoming community service events will be sent by email to the postdocs.  Keep your eyes open for new volunteer opportunities.  

Contact

Angela Brown
abrown-at-biochem.dental.upenn.edu
215-898-5073

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