STEM Connection Mentor in Training Program

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Science is the study of the natural world. Technology is any tool that helps us do work. Engineering is way of thinking to solve problems. Math is a language related to quantities and measurements.

The STEM Connection is a non-profit corporation aimed at facilitating outdoor and hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math experiences at Moore Road Farm and other educational sites. Our goals are to breakdown stereotypes related to STEM, to challenge all children to be their best, to provide meaningful learning opportunities which engage and encourage. Programming includes field trips, after school programs, STEM@Night, family and scout hikes, summer camps, and other traveling STEM experiences.

A mentor is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person.

STEM MITs help younger students participating in STEM programming by encouraging an excitement for STEM while helping, modeling, and setting positive examples.

Expectations:

  • Set a good example and be a positive role model for younger students with whom you work and interact.
  • Maintain a positive attitude about STEM, the students with whom you work, and the activities with which you are assisting.
  • Actively participate in mentor training experiences (leadership, DoS, working with others, first aid, etc.) facilitated by STEM Connection staff members.
  • Attend other STEM Programs and Events (STEM@Night, summer camps, hikes, etc.) as needed to help put out snack, monitor restroom and drink breaks, oversee engagement activities, set up supplies, make models, answer questions, ask questions, take pictures, and complete other tasks given by STEM program facilitators.

To learn more about becoming a STEM MIT contact vvanderkooy@thestemconnection.org.

 

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