A group of engineering undergrads, including many BioE students, have formed a busy and successful group of mentors teaching science and engineering to local K-12 students.
BEAM, Berkeley Engineers and Mentors, was founded in 2008-2009 by Cal students who wanted to give back and expose kids to the wonder of engineering. A year after its founding, BEAM’s original administrative mission has blossomed into a student-run, student-led outreach program involving 40 full-time volunteer mentors who serve roughly 100 K–12 students—many from disadvantaged backgrounds—at seven elementary and high schools in Berkeley and Oakland.
BEAM was profiled in the June issue of Innovations from the College of Engineering. Read more at Innovations.