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601 Erieside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114

Great Lakes Science Center located on the North Coast Harbor in Downtown Cleveland


Calling all STEM enthusiasts! If you love to work with young people and open their eyes to science and technology, we need your help! The "Great Science Academy" is an immersive, hands-on STEM program for grades 6-9 that meets on Saturday mornings from 9 - 1:30 p.m. You can get to know the scholars, and coach them as they work on various challenges and projects. And: help them learn even more by sharing your technical knowledge and expertise!

Cohort mentors should be ready to go with the flow, and comfortable with a little chaos. They should feel comfortable approaching youth and engaging them in random conversation or specific learning goals.

Time commitment: Approximately every other Saturday morning from October-July

Cohorts include:

6 th Grade: Sustainability and the Great Lakes Region Highlights include: building underwater ROVs; planting a sustainable garden; designing a city by the lake; and field trips to various water conservancy organizations around Cleveland.

7 th Grade: Spaces and Mars Colonization Highlights include: Behind-the-scenes tours of NASA Glenn and Plum Brook Research Center; constructing a full-scale Mars colony base; engineering and programming NXT cars; building rockets; and more!

8 th Grade: BioMedical Technology Highlights include: designing prosthetic hands; creating video game controllers to promote exercise and wellness; and extracting DNA.

9 th Grade: Design and Innovation

Highlights include: Field trips to ArcelorMittal Steel and Case Western Reserve's maker space Think Box, learning how to operate advanced machinery and software, and creating a working Virtual Reality headset.


  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Aviation
  • Environmental Education

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Every other Saturday 8:30-1:30
  • Prefered college degree

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