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Be a Science Olympiad Mentor

Open Opportunity


Age Limit16 and up
Cambridge's public high school needs mentors for these five Science Olympiad events listed below, now until the olympiad in March. Spark joy in budding scientists, meet retired, and working professional fellow mentors, and know that by serving as a volunteer mentor you are giving back to your local community. This volunteer role happens 1-2 hours after school every week at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge. Background check required. Here's how to enroll: email or fill out the application form here.
Anatomy and Physiology                       Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Skeletal, Muscular and Integumentary systems.
Astronomy Teams will demonstrate an understanding of Star and Galaxy Formation and Evolution.
Fossils Teams identify and classify fossils and demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing tasks related to interpretation of past environments and ecosystems, adaptations and evolutionary relationships, and use of fossils in dating and correlating rock units.
Protein Modeling Students will use computer visualization and online resources to construct a physical model of a protein that is being used with CRISPR Cas9 to edit plant and animal genomes. This year's event will focus on modifications to Cas9 that make it useful for base-editing.
WRONG Stuff Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.
Requirement DetailsYou do not need to have experience volunteering in a school.
You do not need to have experience in the Science Olympiad.
After contacting us, we'll ask you to come in to our office to fill out forms for a background check CORI. Please bring a Photo ID, such as a State ID, Driver's License, or Passport .
Two references are needed before volunteering (only one can be from a personal referee). You may these bring to orientation or provide after orientation via email.

Location: 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138