STEM EDUCATION/LEGO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR AGE 10+

WHAT     Carefully Count/Stack Lego Bricks for
         Middle and High School Students to Learn "Hands On" 
         about Protein Synthesis

WHEN     Saturday, May 10
         3:30-6:30 PM

WHERE    MIT, Cambridge 

WHAT     Manipulating Lego bricks representing amino acids
         helps middle and high school students around the
         country model protein synthesis. 

         Help us begin 20+ new classroom sets by carefully
         counting/stacking pieces for 14 kits per set for
         middle and high school students across 
         the country.

         For volunteers age 10 and older able to 
         focus for full, 3-hour shift.

         While no science knowledge is required, this fast-paced project 
         does require manual dexterity and careful attention to 
         detail while seated or standing. 

         Learn more about these sets created by Dr. Kathy Vandiver.
         http://edgerton.mit.edu/k-12/teacher-resources/k-12-curriculum/dna-protein-and-trna/dna-protein-and-trna

HOW      Register by 5/10 at https://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd051014

         PMD policy requires all individuals age 16+ to sign up
         themselves (and may not sign up others who are age 16+).

         Volunteers age 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult who also
         registers individually and participates fully.

         Incomplete submissions cannot be honored.

         No partial participation can be accommodated
         for this or any other PMD projects. This means
         that we cannot accommodate late arrivals or
         early departures.

         After you sign up successfully, you will see a
         confirmation screen but NOT receive an email 
         confirmation message. Then the week before the
         project, PMD will email a PDF with specific
         information, including directions to the
         project site by public transit and by car,
         checklist on how to prepare, what to expect, 
         directions and map, and a waiver.

WHO      People Making a Difference (PMD) is a nonprofit
         organization that promotes informed and
         responsible volunteerism by involving people
         in tangible, hands-on work that meets 
         local needs and by assisting companies
         and charities in building successful community
         involvement programs that:
       * Produce appreciable results while
         conserving recipients' limited resources,
       * Educate volunteers about broader issues,
       * Bring people together to make a real difference.

"Unlike most teaching aids, the LEGO models are designed to
teach what the molecules do, not just what molecules look like. 
These LEGO molecules are made to be manipulated....Chains of 
amino acids can be produced and folded into working protein shapes. 
Abstract molecular concepts become concrete with these LEGO models."
--Dr. Kathy Vandiver, Inventor

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