Parents & Students
The Mentoring And Student Teaching (MAST) program at Haverford College is an innovative outreach program that offers middle school students the opportunity to develop a greater appreciation for the sciences.
Funded by the Koshland Integrated Sciences Center at Haverford, this outreach program's main objective is to introduce students to hands-on experimental science through laboratories in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Middle school students who participate in this weekly enterprise will gain lab experience while maintaining laboratory notebooks and developing skills in scientific thought and science communication.
Equally important, the MAST program aims to encourage students to look beyond the scope of their school experience and towards possible research and academic careers in the sciences. To achieve this goal, students will have the opportunity to expand their view of learning through access to the College's state-of-the-art science equipment and close interaction with students from Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College. These undergraduates act as mentors and role models for the students in the program.
- Lunch is provided, and funding for public transportation is also available.
- The MAST program will run for five Saturdays and will end with a small reception for students and their families.