Ways for Students to Get Involved

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Make an impact on your community when you volunteer with the K-12 STEM Center.

Whether you are looking for a meaningful way to spend a Saturday or a long-term commitment to a school or program, we have a range of opportunities to get involved.

All volunteers and USC K-12 STEM Center employees will be subject to training and compliance with USC policies for the protection of minors.

Why volunteer?

  • Make a difference in your community by serving as a mentor and modeling the college pathway to K-12 students
  • Teach STEM literacy and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers
  • Practice communication to non-technical audiences on science and engineering topics
  • Learn new skills through workshops led by USC staff and faculty
  • Join a community of other passionate USC Viterbi undergraduate and graduate students

 


Viterbi Impact Program (VIP)

VIP volunteers are undergraduate engineering students committed to a semester or more of volunteering in the community and service-learning activities. Volunteers are placed with a local school or Viterbi K-12 STEM Center program depending on their interests and experience. Learn more and apply here!

To protect our volunteers and K-12 students, all Fall 2020 VIP volunteer opportunities will be virtual outreach only.

More information: http://viterbiundergrad.usc.edu/involvement/viterbi-impact/

 

Application Form
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Viterbi Impact Program participants attend workshops to focus on personal and professional development in the aim to achieve positive community engagement outcomes. See an example from September on "How to explain STEM concepts in Non-STEM Terms."

VIP Timeline

VIP application has closed until next semester.

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Volunteer For an Event

 

Not sure if you have time for a semester commitment? USC students can sign up to volunteer at one of our K-12 STEM Center events like MESA Day, Hour of Code, or Robotics Open House. Spend the day with other USC Viterbi undergraduates while inspiring students to pursue STEM majors and careers!

Please check back for events and dates.

 

Volunteer Form

Volunteer as a Viterbi Student Group

The K-12 STEM Center has a long history of partnering with Viterbi student groups to support their missions of inspiring and empowering future generations of engineers by delivering STEM outreach in the community. We encourage Viterbi student groups who want to partner with the K-12 STEM Center to email us at k12stem@usc.edu.

 

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If you are a USC undergraduate or graduate student with questions about how to volunteer at the K-12 STEM Center, email us at k12stem@usc.edu.

Faculty and community members looking to get involved, please visit our site for non-student volunteers here.

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