The STEM Ambassador program seeks to engage K-12 students to make them aware of the education pathways and career opportunities available in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM Ambassadors conduct a variety of STEM activities to target students at local schools within the Palomar College District in an effort to inspire and engage students.
In recent months STEM Ambassadors have led events at school-wide Family Science Nights, given presentations in high school classrooms, talked one-on-one with students at STEM fairs, and led a variety of hands-on science activities in upper elementary and middle school classrooms.
STEM Ambassadors are students from Palomar College who are majoring in a variety of STEM fields. They are chosen as Ambassadors based on their high level of academic achievement and their desire to share their passion and excitement about STEM.
Become a STEM Ambassador
Under the direction and supervision of the STEM Outreach Specialist, STEM Ambassadors are expected to conduct STEM demonstrations and give informational presentations to middle school, high school, college audiences, and their families. STEM Ambassadors will support on-campus and off-campus events. STEM Ambassadors will work no more than 10 hours per week depending on need and schedule could vary week-to-week (some night and weekend hours may be scheduled). STEM Ambassadors will perform the following duties:
- Conduct hands-on science demonstrations for K-12 audience with training and support from others
- Participate in student-panel discussions or short presentations to share personal STEM academic experience
- Distribute information about Palomar College STEM programs at career fairs and community events to potential students and their families
- Attend scheduled meetings, training, and off-campus events
- Establish and maintain a positive rapport with students and staff
- Assist with STEM marketing: distribute flyers, create content for STEM social media, etc
Position offers individuals excellent opportunities to work with the STEM faculty and staff, and to serve as role models and peer advisors to students from diverse backgrounds. Anticipated pay starts at $14 per hour.
STEM Ambassadors should be comfortable with STEM-related topics and education. STEM Ambassadors must be self-motivated, possess good written and oral communication skills, knowledge and sensitivity in working with a diverse group of students; general knowledge of Palomar College; ability to work both independently with minimal supervision, and in a team group setting.
Applicants must be current Palomar College students, enrolled in a minimum of six units, and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Applicants should have reliable transportation- reasonable accommodations can be made. The work site will be at Palomar College and target schools in North County San Diego.
To be considered for an interview please answer the application questions below. The first review of applicants will occur in October 2019. Please submit a completed application by end-of-day on Monday, September 30, 2019, to be included in the first review. Interviews will be scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019.
For more information please contact Kate Crocker, STEM Outreach Specialist, email@example.com.