Sci-Inspire

Sci-Inspire Members at the student activities fair
Sci-Inspire Members at the student activities fair. Photo Credit: Outreach Programs Staff

Sci-Inspire works with Columbia Engineering to connect volunteers with local K-12 schools. This school-based program supports STEM education and collaborates with other student groups on campus to train volunteers for educational and outreach activities, as well as to screen (fingerprint) them and comply with the NYC DoE. The online platform empowers educators to specify individual STEM needs and to access the many talents of Columbia Engineering students easily. Sci-Inspire cultivates an active and vibrant STEM outreach community and aims to boost science attitudes and aptitudes in young learners.

Roles: Columbia undergrad and grad students volunteer 1) register online through Sci-Inspire 2) attend trainings and screening 3) start on-site

Get Involved

Interested in having your school host volunteers?

Already partner with Outreach Programs? Create a Sci-Inspire profile here to create a profile and list volunteer opportunities at your school.

If you have not yet worked with Sci-Inspire and Outreach Programs email engineeringoutreach@columbia.edu to become a partner school.

Columbia undergraduates and graduate students can volunteer at local K-12 schools.

To volunteer register online through Sci-Inspire.

Once you are registered a Sci-Inspire e-board member will contact you regarding trainings and screenings.

To get involved in the e-board, contact sci.inspirecu@gmail.com.

Columbia Faculty can also volunteer at local K-12 schools.

To volunteer register online through Sci-Inspire.

Once you are registered a Sci-Inspire e-board member will contact you regarding trainings and screenings.