Innovate for Africa (IFA) is a nonprofit organization that provides graduating STEAM students in Nigeria 1-month training on entrepreneurial and labour-demanded skills as well as support throughout a subsequent 11-month placement at an innovation driven start-up.
This event, took place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Smith Campus Center. The University-wide kick-off launched a new year of Operation Impact. The event covered the basics of the Pilot Funds and other portions of Operation Impact. The event is useful for networking to find other students with similar interests and innovative ideas.
Awardees will develop an interdisciplinary STEM initiative that will enable instructors to incorporate explicit lessons to teach their students how to study and learn both inside and outside of the classroom.
STEMtelling is a set of interactive diagnostic tools designed for secondary students that promote the individualized discovery and learning of STEM, based on each student's own life, experiences, and relationships.
The lack of students moving from an interest in STEM to a STEM career is problematic. Awardees plan to curate the best free STEM learning resources for students (videos, tutorials, MOOCS, documentaries, career profiles) in one place, and connect them in a way that encourages exploration.
KidCollab attempts to aid students and teachers in dealing with collaborative projects in the classroom. They envision that this experience will take the form of a “quest,” in which students will work together to solve a problem.
The Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) at Harvard Medical School is a high school science enrichment program aimed at recruiting high school students from the Boston area, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds, into science and medicine.
The STS Circle at Harvard is a group of doctoral students and recent PhDs who are interested in creating a space for interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary issues in science and technology that are relevant to people in fields such as anthropology, history of science, sociology, STS, law, government, public policy, and the natural sciences.
STEAM Team is a student-led effort to ignite communications between disparate fields in research, business and industry. Our focus is broad, but our starting point is in uniting the Arts with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). We will collaborate to create learning opportunities for our STEAM Team members, HGSE, and our community.
The objective of GSAS Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard (MBSH) is to meet the career development needs of biomedical scientists from groups traditionally underrepresented in academic departments at Harvard University and its affiliated institutions. The intent is to fashion a networking, mentoring, and mutually invigorating society to support the growth of successful scientific careers. Fundamental to the vision of the organization is the belief that the fabric of career planning, the art of advancement, and the intellectual and spiritual excitement of science benefit from the dialogue between undergraduate and graduate student scientists, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. The GSAS MBSH seeks to foster this interaction by creating a setting which attracts young biomedical scientists at all levels and maintains their commitment as active contributors to the society's functions. GSAS MBSH promotes these objectives through interactions with senior faculty as well as non-academic scientists and administrators who can provide counsel and guidance with regard to various issues.
Our mission is to bridge the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists. We accomplish this by providing free seminars, lessons, social events, and written material on varying science topics for the general public. We also provide science PhD students the chance to hone their communication skills by hosting these events and by giving feedback on their presentations and articles.
The Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group is composed of graduate students interested in the intersection between science and policy. We work to engage Harvard science students by hosting networking events, chats with science policy experts, courses, career panels, local trips to government agencies, writing and research opportunities, and an annual visit to Washington, D.C.
GSAS Open Labs At Harvard is a graduate student group that simultaneously develops communication and organization skills, and serves the community through scientific outreach for the graduate students involved. These goals will primarily be accomplished through quarterly Science Café events to be held at the Harvard Science Center. These events will allow graduate students in GSAS from a wide range of STEAM disciplines to share their current research through short TED-like talks aimed at middle through high school students in the Boston area. The audience will have the opportunity to speak with the graduate student presenters on a more individualized basis after the talks to learn about their perspective going through school and becoming involved in cutting edge research. These talks will be tailored for students at a crucial time in the development of their empirical and critical thinking skills and the presentations themselves will serve as indispensable professional development for the graduate students as they prepare for a career in academia or industry.
The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) is an open-access journal run by Harvard graduate students that publishes original research conducted by middle and high school students. JEI provides young scientists, under the guidance of a teacher or advisor, the opportunity to submit and gain feedback on original research and to publish their findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club is a student organization that hosts events and provides services that allow members to explore the world of business and biotechnology. The Biotech Club's mission is to bridge the gap between industry and academia by building relationships with companies operating in the biotechnology and healthcare sphere.
Harvard College Scientista aims to promote the advancement and collaboration of college and graduate women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on Harvard University's campus through campus events and campus-related resources as well as by connecting women to a larger network of women in STEM. They do this through the publication of online content, the posting of STEM resources and opportunities, hosting campus events to build the Scientista community, and engaging with women in STEM at the national and international level
Harvard iGem engages with the public in conversations about the positive and negative potential of synthetic biology applications, to dispel common misconceptions, and gain a better understanding of community concerns. They also mentor budding high school iGEM teams in their research and competition and participate in the iGEM competition where they share their projects with an international audience, connect with other teams of synthetic biologists, relevant companies, and organizations.