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WANTED: Computer Science STEM Volunteers Teaching Coding/Programming

I would like to introduce myself and IT Computer Wiz Kids learning program. The concept of Wiz Kids is new to San Diego, but it had incredible success in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland with the backing of Georgetown University and Howard University. Since January 2009 the Wiz Kids’ program has established computer learning labs from the ground up in socio-economically diverse communities. We worked with youth whose knowledge ranged from those who were passionate about technology to those who had never before touched the inside of a computer.

We are looking for student volunteers and also Summer interns to help with our after school program currently presented at the Poway Library. The attached flyer describes the ideal student we are looking for.

Gerard Cooper 301-213-6975


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R&D STEM Internship Opportunity w/OSML,Palomar,& MiraCosta

R&D Internship Challenge – for Students & Local Industry

*Student Information Session TONIGHT (Thursday, Dec. 13), at 6:00 PM @Open Source Maker Lab*

Obtaining a certificate or degree is an essential step for most STEM career positions. However, there are many soft and hard skills required to be successful in these career paths that are not addressed within academic curricula. Additionally, finding an internship that provides one with an opportunity to gain these skills, is suitably challenging, emphasizes group work and collaboration, and allows the student to have one-on-one mentoring time can be difficult.

Open Source Maker Lab (OSML)is now offering a challenge-based internship program in collaboration with Palomar and Mira Costa Colleges, where candidates work in multidisciplinary teams to solve real-world problems with hard constraints in an industrial work environment. Candidates will work to solve a technical problem which may have a wide range of innovative solutions, will have access to mentors and resources, and will be able to interact directly with local hiring companies. Unlike traditional internships, participants will interact with multiple hiring companies, resulting in a greater hiring potential. Participants will work on building their resume with hard & soft skills and hands on experience while applying their academic foundation to produce a solution to the challenge problem. Individuals will gain both technical and career mentoring, letters of recommendation, and work study credit.
R&D Challenge Internship(1)
R&D Internship flyer(2)