Workshop Volunteers

This webpage is for workshop volunteers
 Click here if you are interested in registering as a participant.

GATEway is conducting free workshops to teach elementary-aged students and their parents how to do a science fair project.  We need guest scientists and science-knowledgeable high school students to help us run these workshops.  Volunteer for one or both sessions below:

  • Tuesday evening, November 27, 2018
  • Saturday afternoon, December 1, 2018
Century High School cafeteria
2525 Viola Rd NE, Rochester Directions/Parking map
Enter the building through the entrance marked #1 by the flagpole

Each workshop opens with an informational presentation on what makes a good science fair project and how to lay out a project board. 

Guest scientists will guide participants through simple sample experiments using the scientific method, perform mock reviews and brainstorm ideas for participants' own science fair projects.  All materials, scripts and training are provided.  Guest scientists should have a scientific background at the college graduate level or higher, i.e. MRFA or MGSA.  Click here to sign up as a guest scientist.  The roster is below.

High school student volunteers will help set up, check-in participants, assist the guest scientists during the experiments, participate in mock reviews, talk with attendees about their project ideas and help tear down.  We prefer volunteers from STEM Society, AP/Honors science classes and/or science fair experience.  Click here to sign up as a high school student volunteer.  The roster is below.

Inclement weather policy: Please don't feel obliged to come if you feel the roads are too unsafe to travel. We will assess the weather two hours before the workshop. If we decide we must cancel the class because of weather, we will post it on our website and send an email and/or phone to warn you of the cancellation.  If Rochester Public Schools are closed, and/or they cancel after school activities due to inclement weather, the workshop will be cancelled.

Guest Scientist Volunteers

Click here to sign up -- To volunteer as a Workshop Guest Scientist for one or both sessions:
  • Tuesday, 11/27/18 - 5:45-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, 12/1/18 - 12:15-3:00 pm
Target numbers of guest scientists:
Tuesday:  12-14
Saturday:  14-16

Click here -- to see how many kids are coming.  We like to have a one-to-three ratio of Guest Scientists per kids.  Keep in mind, we usually get a lot of last minute sign ups.
High School Student Volunteers

Click here to sign up -- To volunteer as a Workshop High School Volunteer for one or both sessions:
  • Tuesday, 11/27/18 - 5:30-8:30 pm - we have enough volunteers
  • Saturday, 12/1/18 - 12:00-3:00 pm
Target numbers of high school volunteers:
Tuesday:  10-12
Saturday:  12-16