Get Involved

How you can get involved:

  1. Create your own module!
    Put together a ~2-hour hands-on lesson with demonstrations and activities related to either your research or just a science topic you love.
  2. Run one of the existing modules!
    We have many modules that graduate students have created in the past in our online repository.
  3. Run a pre-built science kit module!
    We have invested in many pre-built science kits you can use to lead your own activities.
  4. Help out on any scheduled Friday!
    We can always use help setting up, working with the middle school students, and cleaning up.

Mad Duck Science Friday is now looking for new program co-directors!

The new co-directors will begin learning how to run the program this year by “shadowing” Amber and Jess and transition into taking over full director responsibilities by the beginning of the 2019-2020 year.

Director responsibilities include:
* scheduling Mad Duck events and working with module leaders,
* coordinating with Hamlin Middle School and UO faculty sponsors,
* tracking attendance and costs,
* purchasing module supplies (reimbursed),
* organizing module volunteers,
* and turning in required paperwork to maintain compliance with UO policies.

STEM graduate students at UO who are interested in this position or would like more information should email the current co-directors, Amber Rolland ( and Jessica Fehrs (

Important documents and information for volunteers:

Each Mad Duck volunteer is required to view an online training video about working with children in order to be compliant with UO’s policies. Please watch the video¬†and email the current program directors with the date you completed it.