Community service is a core value of the Sackler School and Tufts University. The Sackler Graduate Student Council (SGSC) has taken a leadership role in mounting a wide variety projects that touch our neighborhood and reach across the world. Please watch for calls for volunteers and anyone who is interested in volunteering or organizing a new volunteer opportunity should contact the Outreach committee members.
Science Fair Mentor
Sackler students help Boston Latin School students select a good science project, advise them as they conduct the experiments and analyze the data, and put together their presentations for Science Fair.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The Sackler school has helped to boost the blood supply in the school’s area by putting on the SGSC Blood Drive at Tufts Medical Center for multiple years. During the last event, the Sackler community contributed 40 pints of blood. The SGSC is striving to reach 50 pints of blood for the next Blood Drive.
The SGSC has sponsored regular trips to this home for poor and homeless women, located just down the street from the Sackler campus. Volunteers helped to make and serve a delicious meal for women in need on their first visit, and the decision to make regular visits soon followed.
The Brain Bee is a part of Brain Awareness Week, an educational mission to help make neuroscience topics and research more noticeable to the public. The bee is a question-and-answer session on brain topics, such as neurological disease, development, learning and memory and much more. It strives to promote Neuroscience Education in and around the Boston Community.