College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Reach out to youth

When did you first realize that science or engineering was cool? When did you begin to consider studying science or engineering? Chances are that a certain person or experience sparked your interest.

Now you can pay it forward. Join other students in the College of Science and Engineering who are getting youth excited about science and engineering.

Volunteers needed

Student volunteers help with outreach events and activities in schools and the community. Some events require lots of volunteers but take only a few hours. Other opportunities take more time but provide leadership experience and a lot of fun. Opportunities include:

  • Helping with the Math and Science Family Fun Fair or CSE Expo
  • Mentoring robotics teams
  • Hosting Lego League events
  • Leading lab tours
  • Making presentations

How to volunteer

Contact one of these student groups, which coordinate volunteers for the college’s outreach programs.

  • Alpha Chi Sigma
  • FLASH: Future Leaders Aspiring in Science and Health Care
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • North Star STEM Alliance
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Theta Tau

CSE Ambassadors

Another way to volunteer in outreach is to share your college experiences with prospective and new students. For information on the CSE Ambassador program, contact

CSE Diversity and Outreach

The CSE outreach program visits schools and community programs to get kids excited about studying science and engineering, and brings them to campus and research laboratories for camps and visits.

We also compile information on outreach programs run by departments within the college. Find out about these programs at the K-12 Outreach link on the college's home page. 

105 Lind Hall
Kelsi Klaers, Outreach Coordinator