Outreach Programs

CURB is expanding its efforts to enable younger students to experience university-class science and research. If you're a high schooler who loves science and volunteering, then come check out one of our high school outreach programs.

Ithaca ScienCenter Showtime!

Are you an undergrad interested in science and volunteering? How about helping to plan and present your own science show at the local science museum?

CURB presents interactive science shows at the Ithaca ScienCenter at least four times a semester. Past topics have ranged from the chemistry of cooking to the five senses of the brain. The events are on Saturdays and run for forty-five minutes.

If you want to help plan and present a science show on one of the following dates: September 24th, October 22nd, November 19th, and December 3rd, please sign up below. You can also choose to just volunteer and help out on the day of the event. If you have questions or concerns, please email ias44@cornell.edu.

Ithaca ScienCenter

High School Laboratory Shadowing

Are you a high school student interested in:

  • Gaining university research experience?
  • Talking science over dinner with world-class Cornell professors?
  • Taking a science communication class this spring?
  • Immersing yourself in scientific culture?

If so, consider shadowing an undergraduate or graduate student in the lab, extra opportunities included. Sign up here.

If you're a college student interested in showing off your lab, we're now accepting applications. Choose from a number of roles:

  • Have a high school student shadow you in the lab
  • Help teach a science communication class to high school students

Join our team and help inspire the next students in your field!

If you are interested in becoming part of our team or have further questions, email ias44@cornell.edu.

Girl Code

CURB recently received a grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) to run an after school program to get middle school girls interested in computer science. The class meets twice a week from mid September to the end of October.

Over the course of 7 weeks, the girls will be introduced to the basics of Python and have the opportunity to meet with industry experts to explore the various applications of computer science. We are currently seeking volunteers to help run classes and contact guest speakers. Apply to volunteer here: Girl Code Application.

There's limited time remaining this semester!

Contact Myra Gupta at mg954@cornell.edu if you have any questions.