Stony Brook offers a wide array of opportunities for experience in educational outreach, teaching and mentoring. The programs listed below are an example of some of these opportunities. For assistance in connecting with these programs, contact the Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, Kathleen Flint Ehm.
SBU Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program: WISE's honors curriculum for undergraduate women often seeks instructors for its courses, such as their Introduction to Research course. These short research courses can be the perfect, postdoc-sized teaching assignment.
iSTEM: iSTEM is a hub for dozens of K-12 outreach programs with schools here on Long Island. iSTEM also has consulted with students, postdocs and faculty seeking help in designing outreach programs for grants, such as for NSF broader impacts projects.
Alda Center's Science Unplugged: The Alda Center for Communicating Science offers a two-semester outreach opportunity for alumni of its core courses to bring science talks to local schools.
Brookhaven National Lab's K-12 educational outreach programs: Brookhaven National Lab's Office of Educational Programs brings in K-12 school groups all throughout the year, and offers opportunities for postdocs to help support these initiatives.
IRACDA NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Training Program: The Center for Inclusive Education's NIH-funded IRACDA program offers a unique research and teaching training program for postdoctoral scholars in the biological sciences. Applications are accepted annually.