STEM

NetPals video series

Cambridge School Volunteers’ collaboration with local companies and universities will take a new turn this summer to offer a video series to inspire and encourage interest in STEM subjects. Staff at CSV’s NetPals program, which pairs volunteers who work at one of 16 local partners with seventh-graders for one-to-one mentoring, will roll out the NetPals video series beginning in June. The series is accessible

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Nature Journaling for Kids during Social Distancing

Cambridge School Volunteers has been posting weekly mini-lessons on nature journaling since April 6, 2020. These video and other resources are posted at csvinc.org/outdoors. The free, online resource draws on the organization’s experience offering Art & Science in One, a one-to-one mentoring program that brings entire classrooms of fourth- and fifth-grades outdoors to develop nature journals. Art & Science in One provides four hours

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See if “CS is Your Thing”with Audible

Audible, the Amazon company which is the largest producer and purveyor of audiobooks on the planet, this year expanded the number of high school internships it offers through Cambridge School Volunteers to 10. The computer science internships began in 2017 with only four CRLS students. Last year, eight students enrolled in the the summer program, which combines career exploration with hands-on training and is

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Webster Gives Back

Webster Bank opened a new branch in Kendall Square on September 26, 2018, at the same time donating $1,000 to Cambridge School Volunteers. The donation recognizes the value of the organization’s work supporting the academic and personal success of local public school students. “It’s very important to support education,” said E’atimad Rizk, Banking Center Manager at the new 100 Binney St. location, who noted

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CSV Launches Summer Pilot

Art & Science in One (AS1), CSV’s only outdoor program, earned recognition for outstanding environmental education from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) in May. CSV was one of eight nonprofit organizations across the state honored with an EEA award. CSV is currently seeking new volunteers for a summer edition of the program (Application materials here; register here). View photos of

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Four Robots and a Pizza

Above, NetPal volunteer Anthony Adams walks through the Vecna parking lot with his student. Jay Doyle, a senior embedded systems firmware engineer at Vecna Robotics, welcomed a pack of Rindge Ave Upper Campus (RAUC) seventh-graders to the company’s offices on Cambridgepark Drive on December 12, 2017. The visit was the start of a series of meet-ups between adult NetPals volunteers and public school seventh-graders that has

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Sue Wellington, Financial Manager

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Sue Wellington, Non-Profit Financial Manager This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the third of the profiles in that series. The connection between math and creative disciplines is front and center for Sue Wellington. “There

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Volunteer Akia Scott, Oracle

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Akia Scott, Campaign Manager, Oracle This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the second of the profiles in that series. “To me this was an opportunity to engage with young kids the way people engaged

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Volunteer Stacy Williams, Audible

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Stacy Williams, Software Development Engineer, Audible This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the first of the profiles in that series. “For me it was great to see other women in technology,” says Stacy Williams,

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New NetPals Partners Google, Philips

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomes new partners Google and Philips Research to its NetPals program this semester. The NetPals program, which enables students to learn about career paths in science, technology, engineering, or math from professionals who are employees of  CSV partners, launched on December 6, 2017 at Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS). The program was redesigned six years ago in collaboration with the Cambridge

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