Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences

90 Lower College Rd., Roosevelt Hall Room 1, Kingston, RI 02881

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Becoming A Mentor

There are several ways to get involved with The SMILE Program as a URI student or professional:

Sign up to volunteer as a mentor at the Middle School Challenge on March 3.
Share the flyer and view the schedule.

Sign up to volunteer as a mentor for the High School Challenge on March 31-April 1. Share the flyer.

Sign-ups for the Fourth Grade Ecology Field Day will open in early March. Thanks for your interest!

  • URI Ecology Field Day:

    Join 4th graders as they come to the URI Kingston campus and become ecologists on Thursday, April 13th! Students rotate through several ecology related activities (vernal pool, greenhouse, touch tanks) and complete hands-on activities. While on campus, the students will also tour the campus, eat lunch in the dining hall, and talk to Talent Development college students about going to college.

    • Volunteer mentors should have some knowledge of environmental science.
    • Sign-ups will open in late February. Stay tuned for more details!
    • If you have questions, please e-mail Claire Wilson at wilsonc@uri.edu.
  • Elementary Outdoor Science Adventure:

    Enroll in a spring semester course that meets weekly and work with other college students to develop an environmental lesson plan and teach it to 5th grade students at the Environmental Education Center at URI’s W. Alton Jones Campus (April 7-9)!

    • Open to all majors, although knowledge of environmental science necessary.
    • Receive up to 2 credits in NRS or PLS and two certificates.
    • EOSA mentors for 2017 are set. For information about participating in EOSA 2018, please e-mail Kelly Gallo at kgallo.smile@gmail.com. We recruit in October of each year.

THIS YEAR’S UPPER LEVEL CHALLENGES AT URI

Middle School: March 3-4 2017
Bridges
High School: March 31- April 1 2017
Forensics
  • Middle School Challenge Weekend:

    Join us at URI Kingston’s Campus on Friday IMG_0084March 3-4 as middle school students work to design, construct, and test a truss bridge. Students will also take a campus tour, learn more about college admissions, and talk with professionals in STEM-related fields.

    • Volunteer mentors do not need a background in engineering or science. Time commitment at event(s) is flexible. Volunteers needed Friday March 3rd.
    • Receive a certificate of participation.
    • Interested mentors who sign up (see link below) will be invited to an information session.
    • Sign up today!
    • Share the flyer and view the schedule.
    • If you have questions, please e-mail Claire Wilson at wilsonc@uri.edu.
  • High School Challenge Weekend:

    Join us on March 31-April 1 at URI’s Kingston Campus as high school students work to as forensic scientists to solve a “crime.” Students will also take a campus tour, attend URI Admissions Info Session, and learn about STEM career opportunities.

    • Volunteer mentors do not need a background in science. Time commitment at event(s) is flexible. Volunteers needed Friday and Saturday.
    • Receive a certificate of participation.
    • Interested mentors who sign up (see link below) will be invited to an information session.
    • Sign up today and share the flyer.
    • If you have questions, please e-mail Claire Wilson at wilsonc@uri.edu.

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