Step into STEM: Workshops & Mentoring for First Generation College Students

Are you interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering or math? Kickstart your journey by learning how to make the most of your undergraduate career. Participating in Step into STEM, will give you the opportunity to learn how to succeed in college and to meet first generation scientists. Download/Printable flyer.

Meetings will held virtually from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. There is no cost to attend. Sign up here to attend any or all three workshops. You will receive the zoom link with your confirmation.

Who is eligible?
High school juniors, seniors and college students with parent(s) who never received a bachelor’s or four-year degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
How to Write a Resume and Personal Statement
Esther Leonard, Assistant Director of Career Education, Boston University

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Making the Most of Your College Experience
Monica Capras, Woodwell Climate Center and Ashley Reaume, University of Central Florida

June 16, 2021
STEM Career Panel Flyer

Meet the Facilitators: 

Claudia Mazur is the first person in her Polish family to receive a college degree and pursue a Ph.D. In college, she participated in many research internships, which led her to a career in science. Currently, Claudia is a Ph.D. Candidate at Boston University and the first NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Fellow at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.





Samuel Domingues is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Just last year, he was awarded the first minority student internship at WBNERR researching the impact of climate change on salt marsh habitats. Samuel is currently looking into graduate school to further his passion and commitment to the natural sciences



Price: $0.00

Date: 06/16/2021

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Juneteenth STEMFest Film Festival

Juneteenth STEMFest Film Festival Features African American and Caribbean Scientists

The careers of African American and Caribbean scientists and STEM professionals will be featured as part of a Juneteenth Celebration on Thursday, June 17th from 6:30 to 8 pm with the premiere of STEMFest, a festival of short films produced by students from Falmouth and Mashpee High School.  The featured scientists study primate behavior, marine ecosystems, infectious disease, fisheries management, developmental biology, landscape architecture, environmental economics, science education, and more.   In the short video interviews, they discuss their work and the challenges they've faced in their careers as minority scientists.

Stephanie Poindexter, who studies the behavior of slow lorises in Java, Indonesia, will be one of the scientists featured in the STEMFest film festival. (photo by Sharon Williams, courtesy of Stephanie Poindexter)

The interviews were conducted and edited by about 40 students in the Falmouth High School Science National Honor Society, the Falmouth High School Diversity Club, and video production classes at both schools. The STEMFest event is being coordinated by the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee,  and the Woods Hole Science and Technology Educational Partnership.

The public is invited to participate in the STEMFest using this Zoom webinar link After the event the videos will be viewable on the WHDAC and WHSTEP websites.

For more information contact Joan Muller, Education Coordinator at WBNERR at or Chris Brothers, FHS Science Department Head at

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/17/2021

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