We are looking for STEM professionals from diverse STEM careers including scientists, engineers, technicians, programmers, and other professionals whose career involves a strong science, technology, engineering, or mathematics connection. Graduate students are eligible. To create a diverse cohort of STEM professionals, we strive to engage at least 50% women and at least 50% from racial/ethnic groups under-represented in STEM. All participating STEM Professionals will be required to undergo mandatory reporter training, clear a criminal background check, and sign an agreement to comply with expectations regarding working with minors. Partnerships are hard work; be prepared to put in extra effort to make them work effectively.
As a STEM professional volunteer, you will commit to four hours per month of collaborating with your partner to plan, implement, document, and reflect on monthly classroom or virtual engagements. These engagements will be developed in partnership with the educator to meet the two partnership goals you create together at the beginning of the program. Some options for engaging with the classroom include: give a career talk, demonstrate or lead hands-on activities, judge a competition, host a virtual lab/industry tours, bring real-world relevance to classroom projects, leverage your network to bring in additional volunteers, etc. (more engagement ideas will be shared during the program). See Participation Requirements above.
How to apply
Complete the online application form, by the deadline: August 22, 2021, 11:59pm. As part of the application, you will need to sign and submit a copy of Science ATL’s Volunteer Release and Youth Programs Conduct forms (instructions within the application). You will be notified of your status by September 3.