Middle School Science Fair Mentor
Handshake Job ID #825504

The purpose of this position is to support the local community by assisting with mentoring local middle school students with their projects for the 2017 Denver metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DMRSEF). The mentor will support the development of introductory math, science, and/or engineering skills, work to enhance student communication and presentation skills and provide general feedback and mentoring for students as they plan for and execute their projects. The Science Fair Mentors program is overseen by Central Colorado AHEC in cooperation the Community STEM Clubs (CSC) program at CU Denver, and is looking to hire 2 or 3 graduate or undergraduate mentors, who will receive training and support to prepare for this in-school outreach experience. Mentors will also receive training to help them assist the mentees with managing the learning process of the rules and application process for the science fair. Each mentor is directly responsible and accountable for any actions within his or her assigned cohort of mentees, both positive and negative. Mentors will also serve as role models for their students--serving as ethical leaders strongly committed to the ideals of the University of Colorado and the Denver Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

We anticipate that this position will require 6-8 hours per week from mid-August 2017 through February 2018. Approximately 3 hours/week will take place on Fridays at North Middle School Aurora, CO. The DMRSEF takes place on Friday, February 16th, and we anticipate additional hours will be necessary in the 2-3 weeks preceding the fair. Mentors are expected to work any weeks that North Middle School is open up until the week of the fair, and to be present the evening before and the day of the fair. Additional work after the fair is possible, depending on outcomes of this pilot program.

Professional Field

Inclusion and Outreach

Supervision Received

Reports to Dr. Michael Ferrara, faculty lead of the CSC program, along with Lin Browning, Director of Central Colorado AHEC.

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