Center for STEM Teaching & Learning

SUU STEM Leadership Board

The SUU STEM Leadership Board focuses on organizing, staffing, and overseeing STEM Center events and programs for K-12 students in southern Utah, including the STEM Tutoring Centers. These events are designed to promote fun, exploration, education and expression in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for all students who participate. STEM Center events help recruit students to SUU STEM programs and majors within the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering. The STEM Leadership Board provides many opportunities of growth for SUU students. It is a student-led board that encourages its team to implement their unique skills to further and build their own resumes and expand the outreach of the organization. The STEM Leadership Board is made up of students from a wide variety of majors. You do not have to be a science or engineering student to be part of this leadership organization; in fact, we are for a very diverse group of students for a variety of jobs including marketing, education, and management. The STEM Leadership Board is a close-knit student organization that works closely with the SUU STEM Center staff and Academic Enhancement Coordinator for the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering.


Apply to Join the STEM Leadership Board

Please read the following information carefully:

We are so excited you've considered joining the STEM Squad here at SUU! We have a year filled with fun, responsibility, creativity and hard work planned for you. Not only will you be helping us out, but we will be filling your time with useful, pertinent, and powerful resume building skills.

STEM Squad students will work an average of 8 hours per week, and as well as doing their specific job duties, they will assist in STEM outreach events hosted by SUU, schools, or the community, STEM tutoring, assisting other STEM Squad members, and work closely as a team.

Some of the STEM Squad positions have the opportunity to work as AmeriCorps volunteers. Students in these positions receive a bi-weekly living allowance, as well as an educational award at the end of the school year and must contribute a total of 300 hours. Positions NOT under AmeriCorps will be paid as student hourly positions.

Please read through the following application carefully and put your best foot forward in your submission. Interviews for each position will be held in April, so keep tabs on your email.

STEM Leadership Board Job Descriptions

Read the following job descriptions and rank your preference on the application form below.

Oversees all STEM Center marketing such as social media, event calendar, website, monthly newsletter, photography/videography of STEM events, design and distribution of flyers, etc.

This position is paid hourly.

Oversees, coordinates, markets, and develops all educational materials owned and used by the STEM Center, including lesson plans and the STEM Lending Library. This person also helps coordinate professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers.

This position is paid hourly.

Oversees, coordinates, markets, and manages all K-12 tutoring centers. This student works with tutors, volunteers, K-12 students and parents, teachers, and school administration to create an environment that is welcoming and helpful for science and math tutoring. Lead Tutor must tutor at least one day per week at each of 3 tutoring centers, and oversee all management of each location.

This position is paid hourly.

2 positions available

Organize and manage SUU STEAMfest and SUU STEM Expo. Plan, communicate, market, oversee, and manage all event details, personnel, and volunteers. Assistant Science Olympiad Manager in Science Olympiad preparations after STEAMfest and STEM Expo are held.

These are AmeriCorps positions.

Organize, plan, market, oversee and manage SUU Science Olympiad. Communicate information and respond to inquiries from teachers, coaches, parents, state personnel and others associated with Science Olympiad in a timely manner.

This is an AmeriCorps position.

About Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal. More information about Science Olympiad.

Organize, contact, coordinate and manage all volunteers and materials for additional STEM events on campus, as well as off campus at schools and in the community.

This is an AmeriCorps position.

Plan, organize and manage all FIRST Lego League (FLL) and FIRST Lego League Jr (FLLJr) workshops, scrimmages, expos and competitions. Communicate information and respond to inquiries from teachers, FLL coaches, parents, and state/national personnel with FLL and FLLJr in a professional and timely manner.

This is an AmeriCorps position.

About FLLJr: Through exploratory research, hands-on construction, teamwork, imagination, and fun with LEGO elements, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. challenges teams of up to six kids to explore a real-world scientific concept, then build a motorized model and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey of discovery. Throughout the season, adult coaches provide guidance and inspiration. More information about FLLJr.

About FLL: With adult Coaches to guide them, FIRST® LEGO® League teams (up to 10 members) apply science, engineering, and math concepts, plus a big dose of imagination, to develop solutions to real-world challenges. They also design, build, and program LEGO MINDSTORMS®-based robots to perform autonomous “missions” on a playing field. Along the way, they develop critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills. More information about FLL.

Plan, market, organize and manage all FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) workshops, scrimmages, expos and competitions. Communicate information and respond to inquiries from teachers, FTC coaches, parents, state and national personnel, and others associated with FTC in a professional and timely manner. Coordinate use of FTC field equipment with teams and qualifiers.

This is an AmeriCorps position.

About FTC: Following a sports model, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams (10+ members) design, build, program, and operate robots of their own design to play a floor game in an alliance format. Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. More information about FTC.

4 positions available

Plan, market, organize and manage recruiting events and competitions for the departments of Computer Science & Information Systems and Engineering & Technology. Communicate information and respond to inquiries from professors, teachers, parents and others associated with these events in a professional and timely manner.

This position is paid hourly.

Application

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