Frequently asked questions

General

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?



Please email us at stemwithoutboundaries@gmail.com, and our team will send you a link to all the episodes of the Tech Series shortly after.




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!





Partnerships

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.





Chapters

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? Where are the current Chapters located?


We currently have 30 Chapters located in cities in Michigan, Georgia, New York, Illinois, California, India, Lebanon and Egypt! You can still apply for the Chapter President role even if there is already a Chapter where you are located.




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?


No, you do not need to start a club to become a Chapter President. You will be coordinating this project with the help of your assigned Director of Communications.




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


All Chapter Presidents are expected to be dedicated throughout the entire process. You must plan and attend a monthly meeting with your Director of Communications. You must plan at least 1 STEM Night within 9 months of the time you were accepted onto the team as a Chapter President. You must reapply if you'd like to serve another term.




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 re-apply, 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 go to our Chapter Presidents page on our website to look for Chapters near your location. If you don’t find a Chapter near you, fill out the Chapter President application form. In the near future, there will be social media pages for each Chapter. Stay tuned!




When can I apply to become a Chapter President?


Our applications are currently open for our February cycle.





Diversity & Inclusion

What would I do if I was a part of the Diversity & Inclusion Team?


Diversity & Inclusion Directors focus on making STEM accessible to everyone regardless of what their background is. Click here for more information!




How do I apply to be a part of the Diversity & Inclusion Team?


Stay updated for applications to re-open and click here for more information on the Diversity & Inclusion team roles!




How long is a Diversity & Inclusion Team term?


The Diversity & Inclusion term is around 3 months long.




What positions are on the Diversity & Inclusion Team?


There are multiple Directors that will make up the Diversity & Inclusion team. Specifically, there will be an Executive Director to lead the team and a group of Directors. This team will work together to improve STEM inclusion.




What is expected of me if I am on the Diversity & Inclusion Team?


Your main goal will be to improve the SWB culture and range. Click here for more details!





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