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UNH STEM Discovery Lab Engagement Coordinator VISTA
The UNH STEM Discovery Lab’s mission is to engage with local communities to provide STEM education access and opportunities to volunteers, educators, and youth. Much of our work is in partnership with community organizations and the Manchester School district, both of whom serve a population of youth that are underserved in the STEM fields (female, impoverished, black, Latino/a, New Americans and English Learners) essentially unable to access high quality STEM education and/or enrichment outside of school due to a variety of factors including parent income, single-parent homes, transportation or other inhibitory access issues. Through our programming and rich partnerships, we provide equal access to high quality, research-based STEM enrichment to educators and youth who otherwise would not be able to access it. Increasing adult and youth’s Science Literacy and their enjoyment in the STEM fields through inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on programming, we are giving underserved youth a chance at a potential pathway in the STEM Fields. Whether this pathway leads to educators providing more enriching STEM lessons in the classroom, volunteers acquiring necessary training to run STEM after-school program or youth attending a STEM program at UNH. Exposure to a STEM pathway is important for example, the 2010-2011 New England Comprehensive Assessment Program Statewide Science Summary for New Hampshire found that about half of grade 4 students and about two-thirds of grade 8 and grade 12 students are partially to substantially below proficient in science. These factors are what drive the programming team that works to create STEM opportunities through the STEM Discovery Lab. The earlier we can engage with youth in the STEM fields, the more likely they will to finish high school and go on to college, breaking the cycle of poverty that many youth face
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Member Duties : The UNH STEM Discovery Lab’s mission is to engage with local communities to provide STEM education access and opportunities to volunteers, educators, and youth. The UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester will provide youth and educators in the Manchester area with highly-engaging STEM programming. The foundation of this work is to design and implement STEM education pathways for youth in grades K-12 through college. As well as develop and evaluate professional learning and education programs to prepare and retain highly skilled K-12 STEM volunteers, educators and teachers. The VISTA Member will work to increase the Science Literacy of undeserved and impoverished youth so that they may have more opportunities to enter the pathway to careers and college. The VISTA Member will: • Develop an outreach plan to increase community awareness • Expand partnerships within the community • Recruit Volunteers
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  First Aid ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
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UNH STEM Discovery Lab Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   06/06/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/09/2021  To  04/09/2022 

Contact Renee Perreault
88 Commercial St
Manchester   NH   03101

Listing ID 94563