The RE-SEED Program
Retirees Enhancing Science Education through Experiments and Demonstrations
Since 1991 the RE-SEED program at Northeastern University has trained over 700 retired scientists and engineers in fourteen states to assist K-12 science teachers in the classroom. Today there are over eighty volunteers assisting science teachers in the greater Boston area. After taking part in a comprehensive training program, participants are asked to assist in science classrooms one day a week for one school year. There is no obligation to continue and volunteers may select their assignment. Most volunteers serve over three years (the retention rate is seventy percent) and are very satisfied with the experience.
The RE-SEED Program is part
of the Center for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
Education at Northeastern
programs of the STEM Center focus on science teacher training and student programs in science
Center for STEM Education, 520 INV, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115