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JerseySTEM

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We are looking for 1-2 individuals to help coach and mentor our small FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics team. Individuals with coding skills and/or who are mechanically inclined would be a great fit.

These very engaged and curious kids are currently building a robot, and are looking for someone who can help them to learn additional coding and engineering principals.

Coding skills or FTC competitions are designed for students in grades 7-12 to build robots that compete head to head to perform a variety of tasks. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

The current students are in grades 8-10 but ages will vary next season. Practices are held in Summit on Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm, and one evening a week from 6:30pm -9:00pm. The season is typically September through February or March, but the current team would welcome a volunteer for the remainder of the season. Come have fun in the robotics lab!

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About JerseySTEM

Location:

36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission JerseySTEM is a grassroots 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ("STEM") education to pre-teen and teenage girls and underserved children in New Jersey. We partner with socially responsible companies and their employees, youth organizations in underserved communities, and civic-minded college students and universities. Together we develop and deliver innovative, hands-on afterschool projects and inquiry-based learning opportunities that develop teamwork, 21st century problem solving skills, and self esteem. Our Goals Reduce the gender gap in STEM participation by serving 25,000 girls by 2025 Bridge the innovation gap in STEM education by introducing novel formats for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Address the opportunity gap by expanding access to STEM programs in underserved communities

Description

Incorporated in 2013, JerseySTEM started bringing afterschool enrichment programs to middle school girls in 2015.
We have since provided 1,000 students with exposure to afterschool enrichment programs delivering more than 20,000 hours of instruction. Students learn to code, build robots, solve problems and through that process gain self-esteem and confidence that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.

WHEN

Sun Sep 13, 2020 - Sun Apr 04, 2021
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM  

WHERE

to be sharedSummit, NJ 07901

(40.71464,-74.36461)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Mechanical Engineering

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Practices are held in Summit on Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm, and one evening a week from 6:30pm -9:00pm

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