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Scientist Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to contribute to RockEdu…

We couldn’t do what we do without YOU!

Volunteer at RockEdu’s upcoming LAB Out Loud [LOL] 

[LOL]s are free science-cafe-style talks for high school students and teachers. After the talk there is an opportunity for volunteer scientists to communicate their science in a casual setting with high school students over snacks and refreshments.

You do not need to prepare – the goal is to give HS students the opportunity to simply chat with an actual scientists, allowing them to connect with scientists and science on a more human level.

[lol] drugs and the brain


Friday, October 20th 

Talk: 4:30-6pm
Networking: 6-7pm

When scientists first began studying addiction, it was widely considered to be the result of moral failing and lack of willpower. Thanks to decades of studying how drugs affect the brain, the way we understand and treat addiction has changed dramatically.

No worries, you don’t need to be an expert in neuroscience or addiction related science!



Volunteer for LAB Experience this Fall

Inspire students to engage in the exciting world of science.

GFP LAB Experience

Get to know students living in our local community. Learning at the Bench LAB Experiences are designed to engage middle and high school science students and teachers in ongoing research at The Rockefeller University. As a LAB Experience volunteer you will act as a teacher and mentor. Engage with a broader representation of our local community–the people we are doing science for.



Teaching Opportunities:



The BioBuilderClub is currently recruiting volunteer mentors – grad students, post docs, and scientists in the field. The BioBuilderClub engages high school teams around the world who combine engineering approaches and scientific know-how to design/build/test their own project ideas using synthetic biology.




The Scientist-in-Residence Program is an initiative that matches scientists and STEM professionals with elementary, middle, or high school teachers and their students to conduct an authentic science investigation. Scientist-in-Residence is a collaboration between the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS).