STEM Education Outreach AmeriCorps Member
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a world-renowned science center, with an education department that translates faculty research for public engagement. In DRI’s Office of Education, Nevada Robotics and Stories in the Snow programs are recruiting a STEM Education Outreach AmeriCorps Member for the Reno, Nevada campus. This member will be an essential leader of the team to help meet the needs of students and educators in Nevada. This person will help to expand the reach and access of a non-profit program for rural and Title I schools in Nevada and the Tahoe Region of California. The member will work with a team to implement projects that increase STEM awareness within the surrounding community by sharing STEM content, expanding communications, and providing virtual and/or in-classroom support for educators. Frequent travel, community engagement, and virtual teaching for both students and adults will be required for projects including: citizen science, family STEM nights, STEM teaching, and educator training. The member’s creativity and knowledge of STEM topics will be needed to encompass applied science, 21st century technology, and environmental science into STEM topic areas. Teaching is a key aspect of this position, but no formal experience is required.
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