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Help Build Capacity for STEAM Education in New Mexico
 
 
 
The 2011 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018 New Mexico will need to fill 53,000 STEM-related jobs. To address this, STEM to STEAM is an initiative to add art and design to the agenda of STEM education and research in America. How will future New Mexico post-secondary students connect with STEAM programs? A 2011 Pew Research Center report showed that 73% of teens use social media, up from 55 percent in 2007, and college students spend an average of 3.6 hours a day using social media with their phones ( re.fuel College Explorer). Social media on mobile devices are a channel to the attention of teens and college students. The Social Media Workgroup (SMW) is an interdisciplinary STEAM research laboratory based at the University of New Mexico. Our aim through VISTA is to build capacity for the SMW program to support the employment of more undergraduate and graduate students, to help educate them and emerging professionals, parents and other community members throughout the state in STEAM fields. The VISTA will strengthen an existing network of partners and secure new, fortifying partnerships and sustainable funding sources to support the employment of more students, that will help educate them along with emerging professionals, parents and other community members throughout the state in STEAM fields.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will strengthen an existing network of partners and secure new, fortifying partnerships and sustainable funding sources to support the employment of more students, that will help educate them along with emerging professionals, parents and other community members throughout the state in STEAM fields. The successful VISTA candidate will perform activities including community assessment, community awareness and engagement, expanding and strengthening partnerships and networks, developing a fundraising plan, grant research and writing, using social media tools and other technology
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Fine Arts/Crafts . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Help Build Capacity for STEAM Education in New Mexico

Program Start/End Date
10/16/2018  -   10/16/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  

Accepting Applications
From  10/16/2018  To  09/15/2019 

Contact Andrea Polli
1222 11th St NW
Albuquerque   NM   87104
7189095607
andrea@andreapolli.com
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76529


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