Get Involved!

Join us in bringing science and engineering to students, educators, and the community. Share your passion and experiences with the next generation of scientists and enrich the lives of those eager to learn! 

Our programs provide a broad range of opportunities not only to give back, but also provide an opportunity to practice your science communication skills. For many of our events, we provide orientation and training for working with the target audience. 

If you are potentially interested in helping with any of our events, join our volunteer list serve by emailing to be notified of opportunities!



  • Cambridge 8th Grade Science and Engineering Showcase - Volunteer day-of to view science fair posters, present hands-on activities, or handle logistics. Or, mentor a student team while they work through their science projects
  • Present hands-on activities at the Museum of Science during NanoDays
  • SET In The City occurs annually in April. Share hands-on activities and interact with high school girls eager to learn about careers in Science Engineering and Technology
  • Be a science fair mentor for students at our partner Step UP elementary schools
  • Tech Savvy for middle school girls will take place annually in July
  • Join the Science and Cooking for Kids team
  • Help with the interactive and demo filled annual Holiday Lecture series




The Cambridge Science Festival is typically held in April. Many SEAS students enjoy an afternoon inspiring the public with hands-on activities at Cambridge Public Library as a part of the annual Cambridge Science Festival. Visit their website for more information. 



Science Club for Girls (SCFG) provides free, hands-on science and engineering programs to over 1,000 girls in five cities in eastern Massachusetts.  There are many ways to volunteer, from one-day events to leading weekly after school clubs. Join the community of Harvard Students already committed to the program - the Harvard College SCFG chapter.



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Harvard Science In The News (SITN) provides many types of opportunities to share your research with a broader audience. Team up with two other researchers to give a seminar for the general public.  SITN provides support in developing a presentation relevant and accessible to the public for their seminar series. Mobilize your research group to be featured scientists at a Science By The Pint event. Write for their monthly science news source, The Flash, and more!