SIA Logo School Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action Volunteer to support science education in local schools! Are you a Bay Area professional with a science or engineering background? You can give interactive science presentations based on pressure, gas behavior, and vacuum technology to elementary, middle, and high school students. This is your chance to have a little fun, and to amaze and inspire a new generation of students using equipment that the schools don't have.
If you're willing to make two or more school visits per school year (a few hours each), we will train you and provide the organization, equipment, and supplies. Contact us at or!
Volunteer Opportunity! Enhance STEM Education! STEM logo Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science (TOPS) of the Santa Clara Valley is looking for scientists and engineers who are willing to partner with science teachers to enhance the science curriculums of grades K-8 in the Santa Clara Valley. It's a program that promotes in-depth relationships of a volunteer with a science teacher and his/her class on a weekly basis to amplify labs and class sessions with the scientists' real-world experience.
Here's a chance to make a real difference to students in aiming their education at a career in science or engineering. To find out more, go to
IEEE Helps Out at the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship (15 March 2018)

The Santa Clara Valley Section of the IEEE sent eleven local IEEE members to help judge projects at the Synopsys Science and Technology Challenge. The science fair was held at the San Jose Convention center on March 15th. This is the 58th year that this Silicon Valley event has been held, and our IEEE section has participated in this event continuously for over 30 years.

IEEE volunteers evaluated over 250 projects in categories that included electrical, mechanical, software and biomedical engineering. From these projects we selected 13 projects that demonstrated an excellent understanding of the use of electrical and electronic principles. In addition to evaluating projects our volunteers spent several hours talking with students about their projects and encouraging them to continue their technology and scientific studies.

The IEEE judges this year were: Keith Gudger, Ken Doniger, Srinivas Vennapureddy, Scott Wakefield, Edward Miller, Wes Ramirez, Jerry Huck, George Rossmann, Dave Goldberg, Jing-Jing Zhang and Charlie Neuhauser. In addition, to the Santa Clara fair, many of these IEEE judges also assisted at the San Mateo and Santa Cruz science fairs.

Local science fairs usually are held during February and March. If you would like to join us next year, please send a note to Charlie Neuhauser at

EnCorpsSTEM Have you ever thought about teaching? Learn more and Apply for the EnCorps Fellowship for STEM Professionals

* EnCorps offers a selective part time Fellowship designed for engineers and other STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Science) industry professionals.
* EnCorps recruits, selects, develops, and supports the best and brightest STEM professionals and military veterans to work with under-resourced students in high need communities.
* Established in 2007, by then Governor Schwarzenegger and Sherry Lansing.
* Recently recognized as the recipient of the US2020 National STEM Mentoring Award for Excellence in Volunteer Experience.

For more information concerning our Fellowship and this application cycle, please contact David Taus at or visit

Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at