Welcome to DUCSTeach, a student led organization of volunteers from Drexel University providing technical assistance to local schools and community groups in need.
What is DUCSTeach?
DUCSTeach (pronounced DUCKS - teach), Drexel University Computer Science Teachers, is a student led team of volunteers from Drexel University providing technical assistance to local schools and community groups in need. Our current efforts are based on local public and private educational institutions in the vicinity of Drexel's campus. Our organization began as an honors project in CS 164, the Intro to Computer Science class for CS freshman, in Fall of 2012. In Fall of 2013, we were promoted to an offical student organization by the Office of Campus Activities. We're now looking to expand our volunteer organization to more Drexel students from the College of Engineering and the College of Computing and Informatics.
Volunteer duties can include:
Providing technical support to teachers and faculty of your assigned partner school both in person and by email
Volunteering to assist in teaching classes or leading clubs in technology related fields (website design, app development, etc.) with students ranging in age from K-8
Helping coordinate the integration of technology into classrooms by assisting teachers in learning about and applying interactive programs, websites, and presentations
Talking about and advocating Computer Science, Engineering, and other STEM fields to students of all genders, races, backgrounds, etc.
Being available for meetings with CS department coordinators, partner school faculty members, and DUCSTeach student managers
Our philanthropic efforts are partially funded and supported by the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the Computer Science Department at Drexel University. We are advised by the amazing Dr. Jeffrey Lee Popyack from the CS department with the College of Computing and Informatics. Many thanks to all of them for their support.
DUCSTeach has expanded since our original mission. In Fall 2012, when our organization was just a project, DUCSTeach launched its first program at St. Francis de Sales School at 47th and Baltimore Avenue. A short 10 minute trolley ride from Drexel's Campus, our volunteers simply have to jump on a westbound trolley at 33rd and Market (by Mario) and it will drop them right down the street from St. Francis. Our second location, new for the Spring 2014 season, is at McMichael School, located at 35th and Fairmount Avenue. Although only up a few blocks from Drexel's Campus, we provide bus transportation through SEPTA for our members up to the location and back. The transportation for our McMichael volunteers as well as for our St. Francis volunteers are funded via tokens from the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.
If you would like to join our volunteering efforts for credit for UNIV 101 (only if you're in the College of Engineering or a Computer Science Major) or to just be philanthropic, you can fill out this interest form. If you have any questions about what we do, feel free to contact the student administrators. We hope to give credit to members from anyone in the College of Computing and Informatics in 2014.
DUCSTeach is Now an Official Drexel Organization!
DUCSTeach is pleased to announce that our application to become an official student organization has been approved. Once our constitution is approved and some information has been filled out, we'll be accredited for this academic year.
Thanks so much for all the support! We'll be in touch soon for our first event!
The DUCSTeach Administrative Staff
DUCSTeach was Featured in St. Francis's Annual Publication!
DUCSTeach was featured in St. Francis's Annual report! Take a look at it here!
The DUCSTeach Administrative Staff
DUCSTeach is Applying to be an Official Drexel Organization!
DUCSTeach is pleased to announce that we're currently in talks with the OCA to become an officially recognized organization with Drexel University. We'll be meeting with the Office of Campus Activities this Wednesday to discuss or program, as well as our goals for future development. We will keep all updated on here about the progress of our application.
Here's the dream team of DUCSTeach, who is responsible for the day-to-day activities of our organization. We've also provided the contacts for the organizations we interface within Drexel and the College of Computing and Informatics!