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Be a STEM Champion!
Please join the talented and dedicated STEM professionals who volunteer to help young people experience STEM in action and prepare for high-demand, high paying STEM careers. If you share our vision for a brighter future through STEM education, please contact us at 509-420-9316 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
STEM Foundation volunteer activities:
- Community Coordinator - Lead your company in their STEM volunteer and advocacy efforts.
- Host an Internship - Offer students on-the-job experience and the opportunity to build relevant knowledge and skills. Build the bridge between your organization and the Mid-Columbia’s future STEM superstars!
- Coordinate a Job Shadow - An onsite visit to your workplace gives students an opportunity to experience real-world workplace challenges and helps connect what they are learning today to their future success.
- Be a Mentor - Mentoring is a positive youth development strategy. Research has shown that mentoring can have significant positive effects, both on the mentor and the mentee
- Judge a Science and Engineering Fair - Projects integrate reading, logical thinking, writing, public speaking math, data analysis, computer science, graphic arts, and scientific methodology. Students learn how to explain and defend their work.
- Volunteer at a Special Event - Thousands of area volunteers support STEM-related events, activities, and tours. Through your dedicated efforts, students have the opportunity to experience STEM in action!
- Be a STEM Like ME! Coach - In one short visit, you can open a whole new world of possibility to students! Share your STEM story with the next generation!
Featured volunteer opportunities:
First LEGO League Robotics Celebration
- Seeking a fleet of volunteers to assist with an end-of-the-year celebration for 25 First LEGO League robotics teams in the Pasco School District.
- The event is Saturday, February 25th (rescheduled from Feb. 11th) from 9am-4pm at Ochoa Middle School, Pasco. Volunteers are fed a delicious pizza lunch!
- Volunteers would help with all the activities and judging (no experience required with robotics to judge!)
- Before the celebration, a preparatory meeting will be offered to get everyone who is volunteering ready before the 25th.
- If you cannot volunteer for the day, please come out and see the amazing things Pasco students are doing with robotics!
- To get involved, contact Megan Nelson via (509) 543-6700 ext. 2019 or email@example.com.
5th Annual Kid's Engineering Day
- Seeking volunteers to host hands-on science, physics and engineering activities for elementary-aged kids at a free event
- Activity suggestions may be provided upon request!
- The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 18th from 10am-2pm at Marie Curie STEM Elementary, 715 N. California Ave., Pasco
- Volunteers are also needed with set-up, sign-in and to be a roving helper
- The goal of the day is to get kids interested and involved in the sciences
- To get involved with this highly-successful event, contact Kaitlin Carter via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workplace Internship Host
- Employers host student interns their senior year from Delta High School as part of the Work-Based Learning Program
- Internships provide students with a platform for instruction in both academic and occupational skills; opportunities to explore potential careers and receive personal guidance in identifying employment and educational goals. Delta students spend their first three years working towards discovering their future interests, creating resumes and developing skills required to succeed in “the real-world.” Practicing those skills positively impacts our partnering employers, students and the community around us. Visit thedeltahighschool.com for more information. Become a partner in STEM Education!
- To host a student intern, contact Delta High School Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Juli Weisgerber via (509) 416-7860 ext. 5938 or email@example.com.
Get Involved with Delta High School
- Community engagement is essential to a national model of excellence. Delta is seeking community members who want to volunteer for one or more events.
- You can volunteer as a career guest speaker, after school tutor, mock interview & resume review volunteer, STEM expo judge, STEM-con presenter, field trip or job shadow host, internship host… and more!
- To lend your time, contact Delta High School Community Coordinator Heather Hoppe via (509) 416-7860 ext. 5927 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thedeltahighschool.com.
STEM Like ME!
- Help middle schoolers imagine a career in your shoes by interacting with small groups of students for roughly ten minutes at a time, during an hour-long school visit.
- There are various opportunities available throughout the school year. To participate in a school visit, contact the STEM Foundation via (509) 420-9316 or email@example.com. You may also visit washingtonstemeducation.org.
Boys and Girls Club
- STEM mentoring opportunities available at Bobbie Littrell and Main Branch locations.
- Seeking STEM advocates available to take part in programs that are interactive, collaborative, meaningful and suppport mastery.
- Mentoring groups will meet for one hour each month.
- You can engage youth in exciting STEM programs through the Bobbie Littrell STEM Mentoring Group on the last Wednesday of each month from 4pm-5pm at 333 Court Street, Pasco. The Main Branch STEM Mentoring Group meets the first Thursday of each month from 4:30pm-5:30pm at 801 N. 18th Avenue, Pasco.
- To find the best fit for your schedule, contact Andrea Locati via (509) 543-9980 or firstname.lastname@example.org and kidexpert.org.
- Bring STEM skills and enthusiasm to a K-12 classroom. We are seeking STEM professionals willing to attend training and make classroom visits throughout the Mid-Columbia.
- Opportunities are ongoing during the school year. Training is offered in September/October. Class assignments based on your availability and choice of program.
- Commitment includes a one-hour classroom visit 5-7 times a year, depending on grade level of students. We provide the lessons and lesson plans, you bring the enthusiasm! Visit jawashingtonsewa.org.
- To help inspire and prepare students to succeed in a STEM-based global economy, contact Program Manager, Tamra Meyer via (509) 572-2198 or email@example.com.
Million Women Mentors
- Mentor students to persist and succeed in a STEM career. Seeking community members willing to act as mentors to female undergraduate and graduate students.
- Sign up at millionwomenmentors.org, selecting WSU Tri-Cities logo. You may also register to mentor younger girls through other organizations.
- Focus on the development and advancement of middle school through high school aged girls via interactive mentorship
- Seeking professional women mentors/leaders from STEM-based corporations, government, small businesses, non-profits and academia. Mentorships may be once monthly or ongoing.
- All sessions and activities focus on creating synergy between the need for increased STEM literacy, leadership development and community awareness/engagement. There is also a vital focus on self-esteem/character development.
- Contact Kimberly Harper via (509) 308-6374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
- It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Today, the organization continues her vision of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passions and talents.
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho serves approximately 3,100 girls with the help of 1,300 adult volunteers across 30 counties.
- Girl Scouts considers itself the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and commits to working daily with girls and women to transform the leadership landscape for girls into the next century.
- Visit http://www.gsewni.org for more information.
- A community of dedicated volunteers working to inspire students across Washington State to be science and technology leaders.
- FIRST Washington runs stimulating, mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technical skills while fostering self-confidence and leadership.
- Several hundred FIRST teams are located in the Mid-Columbia, and so are FIRST competitions. Students are supported by adult mentors who share their time and expertise with the teams and volunteer at our competitions, engaging students in the sport of science, technology and team-work using competitive robotics as a learning platform.
- With your help, students experience the thrill and excitement of playing a sport, while developing skills needed to become part of our future workforce.
- Visit www.firstwa.org for more information.
If you do not hear back from the contact person you selected above in a timely manner, please call the Foundation at 509-420-9316 or e-mail Kathy@STEMlearning.org for prompt service.
THANK YOU for your interest and support!