Science Club is an after-school science mentorship program run through the Northwestern University Center for Genetic Medicine and the McCormick Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Graduate student scientists are paired with middle-school students to work on quarterly after-school science units. They seek to:
- Inspire middle school youth to reach their full potential in science by providing them with access to exciting, authentic, hands-on laboratory activities, enthusiastic science mentors, and a supportive academic environment that encourages their intellectual development.
- Encourage science graduate students and other scientific professionals to share their knowledge with their community, develop their teaching and mentoring skills, and to better understand the educational issues facing urban youth
I conduct assessment interviews with club members at the start of every quarter. I manage data and oversee transcription. Code assessments to track science learning progress across quarters. I also facilitated focus groups with mentors and conducted interactive video interviews with students, mentors, and staff.