Mission: To share the thrill of scientific discovery. Vision: To strengthen communities by providing future leaders with a firm foundation in mathematics, science, and engineering.
The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. (TSoG), a Dallas-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 2013 on the belief that world-class science education should be available to all students of all ages.
Hands-on science and engineering experiences help students develop essential STEM skills and build confidence in themselves. TSoG mobilizes and coordinates a diverse volunteer base to provide hands-on project opportunities for students around the world. Students (ages 13-18) may join projects and work under the close guidance of a Technical Mentor - much like a student internship.
Board Member Volunteer Description
In 2021, we are strengthening our board leadership team to help navigate a successful project season - beginning in May.
Each individual board member is expected to
Know and accept the TSoG's mission, policies, programs, and needs
Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for TSoG and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
Give a meaningful personal financial donation
Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing
Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings - held over Zoom - 2x each month.
For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please schedule a Zoom meeting with Lauren Foland - Senior Director
The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. is a nonprofit organization registered under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) (public charity). As such, all donations made to the organization are tax-deductible. Additionally, The Shoulders of Giants is committed to transparency in all of our operations and maintains a Gold / Platinum Rating on Guidestar. Financial records, including forms 990 filed for all previous fiscal years, are publicly accessed through that profile.
The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. (TSoG), a Dallas-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 2013 on the belief that world-class science education should be available to all students of all ages. Since its inception, TSoG has provided opportunities for thousands of students across North Texas to experience science first-hand and broaden their horizons through the guidance of Dr. Steven J. Foland, an accomplished engineer, and educator.
Statement of Need
For many students, there exists a gap between their aspirations to pursue STEM careers and their preparedness for university-level STEM rigor. Knowing how to fill those gaps is industry-specific and out-of-scope for most high school academic environments. By linking project-based learning to industry pathways, we help students address two key questions: "What do I need to learn?" and "Why do I need to learn this?"
STEM mentorship provided by The Shoulders of Giants can help students grow toward the following educational objectives:
Technical Confidence - By working on the many cross-disciplinary projects that TSoG has to offer, students gain many valuable, practical skills they can be proud of.
Lifelong Learning - By engaging with passionate technical professionals, students are exposed to the reality that learning is a lifetime commitment - not something that ends upon graduation.
Career Satisfaction - By giving students experience on technical pathways, we empower them to make more informed decisions about their future careers.
Sense of Service - By providing projects designed to provide tangible benefits to others, we encourage students to view STEM fields as more than just career paths - they are also opportunities to use our skills to give back.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.