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Outreach and Recruitment Activities
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 Office of Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity (ODEO)




USDA-ARS employees are strongly encouraged to participate in STEM outreach opportunities aimed at increasing literacy in science, technology, engineering and math for students of all ages, especially among members of underrepresented populations.  ODEO's Outreach and Recruitment Branch coordinates a number of these outreach activities using ARS employee participation with neighboring schools and communities, with educators and career counselors, including:

••       Diversity recruitment initiatives

••       Mentoring student science projects

••       Judging science fairs

••       Career Guidance and Mentoring

••       Career Fairs

••       Resume Workshops

••       In-Class Demonstrations

If you are:

  • a scientist interested in participating in outreach activities,
  • an educator looking to contact a scientist for a school program or event, 
  • or a student looking for a mentor,

Please contact the ODEO Outreach and Recruitment Branch at