Frequently asked questions


What is STEM Without Boundaries’s mission?

Our main mission is to help Chapter Presidents successfully host STEM Nights in their local communities. We strive to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM through innovative, hands-on activities at STEM Nights and through the various programs & resources we offer.

What is a STEM Night?

A STEM Night is an event planned by Chapter Presidents where elementary school students are invited to learn more about STEM fields through activities and workshops led by STEM organizations at high schools and universities, businesses, local science centers, etc. For more information, please click here.

Where can I sign up to be on the STEM Without Boundaries mailing list?

You can sign up to be on our mailing list by entering your email at the bottom of this page. You will receive newsletters from us with important updates, amazing opportunities, and resourceful tips!

Does STEM Without Boundaries offer any resources for students?

Yes! We provide free STEM handouts that help students learn all about science through interactive lessons and activities. Please click here for more information. We also provide weekly posts with advice on professional development topics and various careers on our social media platforms and blog.

Does STEM Without Boundaries offer any programs for students?

Yes! Please click here to learn more about our 2020 Tech Series.

How can I get access to the 2020 Tech Series playlist?

Our 2020 Tech Series videos are on our Youtube channel. Click here to find them!

How can I earn community service hours?

All our Leadership Team Directors and Chapter Presidents can earn community service hours. In addition, you can earn hours by volunteering at our STEM Nights.

How can I be a part of STEM Without Boundaries?

We are looking for dedicated high school and college students. You can apply to be a Director on our Leadership Team. Stay updated for our Leadership Team applications to re-open. In addition, all students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply for our Chapter President role. You can apply here.

Can I apply to be a Director on the Leadership Team?

Our Leadership Team applications open every three months. Follow us on social media to stay updated when applications re-open!

How can students get involved with STEM Without Boundaries?

High school students can get involved by staying connected with us on our platforms to gain access to workshops about helpful topics such as college advice to career exploration. They can also start their own chapter where they will be paired with a mentor to host their own annual STEM Night. SWB provides all the resources, mentorship, and funding to help make it happen. Students will receive recognition for their work, be a leader in a nonprofit organization, and gain valuable professional & real world skills.

Where can I learn more about the requirements and expectations for each position on the Leadership Team?

You can learn more about the requirements and expectations of all our Leadership Team positions here.

How do STEM nights work in a virtual method (due to COVID-19)?

Currently, all STEM Nights will be held virtually due to COVID-19. The STEM Night will start with an Opening Ceremony. Throughout the event, there will be STEM activities and different organizations talking about themselves. It will be an engaging and fun event even though it is on a virtual platform. Chapter Presidents are currently working being trained on virtual platforms to plan wonderful opportunities for their local community. We have a 16-week virtual class in which we go over how to plan STEM Nights, how to advertise, and how to reach out to STEM organizations. This course provides mentorship, funding, and resources.

Who is eligible to participate in STEM Without Boundaries and its events?

Anyone can involve themselves in SWB! You can get involved by attending STEM Nights, applying for the Leadership Team, applying to be a Chapter President, becoming a partner with us, or applying to be on the Diversity and Inclusion Team. Find out more by clicking here!


How can my organization partner with SWB?

We’re always open to partnerships with other organizations! Please fill out this form here and we will get back to you shortly.

How can I do an Instagram Takeover?

We’re always open to doing Instagram Takeovers with other organizations and individuals! Please fill out this form here and we will get back to you shortly.


What does a Chapter President do?

Chapter Presidents work to organize a STEM Night in their local community. Chapter Presidents will attend monthly meetings with our Directors of Communications to plan their STEM Night. Our team will provide sample templates and materials to help you contact organizations, sponsors, and volunteers. Please click here for more information.

What are the benefits of becoming a Chapter President?

There are many benefits that come with becoming a Chapter President including gaining leadership experience, learning how to lead and organize an initiative, and more! Please click here for more information.

Can I apply to be a Chapter President?

Yes! All students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply for our Chapter President role. For more information and to apply, please click here.

How many Chapters are there?

We currently have 21 chapters! Click here to learn about our Chapters.

Can there be more than one Chapter President from the same community?

Yes! You can choose to work together on one STEM Night with the other Chapter President as Co-Presidents or work individually on organizing two STEM Nights at different elementary schools in your area.

Do I need to start a club to become a Chapter President?

There are two ways to become a Chapter President. One of them is to start a High School Chapter of SWB, which would entail starting a club at the student's high school. The other way is to start a Community Chapter, which would require the student to partner with a local community organization (ex. youth associations, libraries, etc.). The Community Chapter membership will be open to all high schoolers of the Chapter President's city as opposed to the High School Chapter which is only to open to the students at that high school. Both these routes set up a sustainable pipeline to continue SWB even after the original creator has graduated. Ultimately, High School and Community Chapters are dedicated to organizing and hosting STEM Nights for K-6 students in and around the community in order to raise awareness and appreciation for STEM fields and careers.

What are the expectations and requirements for being a Chapter President?

In addition to the establishment of either a High School or a Community Chapter, the SWB team also looks for strong, dedicated, and passionate STEM leaders to take on the role of a Chapter President. All Prospective Chapter Presidents are required to go through 2-4 weeks of training and interviews during which a select number will be allowed to advance and become Chapter Presidents. The SWB team also highly emphasizes effective communication within all its members. For this reason, the Chapter President is required to respond to SWB within 48 hours and maintain consistent communication with their assigned mentor (Director of Communication).

How will STEM Nights work due to COVID-19?

Chapter Presidents can decide if they would like their STEM Night to be held virtually, or in-person in 2021 if possible. You will work with your Director of Communications to come up with the best possible plan for you and your community.

How long does each Chapter President cycle last?

A cycle lasts about 4 to 5 months.

Can you be a Chapter President for more than one term?

Yes! You can continue with your role as a Chapter President. If a Chapter President doesn’t want to continue, they are responsible for finding another Chapter President to replace them. We do this to ensure we have sustainable SWB Chapters.

How can students find a local Chapter and get in contact with them?

You can visit our Chapter President's page on our website linked here! To get involved with the Chapters, this page include social media handles and registration links.

When can I apply to become a Chapter President?

Prospective Chapter President applications are open! To learn more about our application, click here!

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