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The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.

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The Shoulders of Giants

About The Shoulders of Giants

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

https://calendly.com/tsogtv/intro



About TSoG

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.

https://www.guidestar.org/profile/46-2963213

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About The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.

Location:

4101 McEwen Road, Suite 530, DALLAS, TX 75244, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.
Board Development

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Legal (General)
  • Management
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 1-3 hours/week

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