Though Broader Impacts encompasses much more than K-12 Outreach, improving STEM education for youth is a social outcome prioritized by the NSF. Click the button below to learn more about partnering with the Science Outreach office and scroll right to learn more about our key events and programs!
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is an annual event that focuses on exposing middle and high school girls to the fascinating careers and fields of study in the STEM disciplines. Faculty members, graduate students, and community groups can participate in the event EXPO, run an interactive workshop, or both!
The Science Outreach runs around 15 one-week summer camps every summer for students going into grades 2 – 12. Faculty members and graduate students design curricula for the camps and can also serve as camp instructors. Science-U camps reach over 500 students from across PA, the nation, and the world every summer!
Exploration-U events are community science night events held at area schools that feature tables where STEM groups from Penn State and the community engage families through interactive science activities. Any Penn State faculty members or students who want to share science widely with the community are welcome to participate!
Think Outside the Beaker is an after-school program that brings ~30 students from the Bellefonte Area School District to Penn State’s University Park campus for interactive science sessions. Any Penn State faculty members or student groups are welcome to design and lead a session!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions for how we can improve this resource center! Additionally, we would love to hear if you have Broader Impacts grant or activity examples you would like to share!