The Shoulders of Giants (TSoG) is an educational non-profit which has been revolutionizing STEM mentorship since 2013. Using his experience as an engineer and university-level educator, TSoG President Dr. Foland is leading the future of education by making everything available online, for free! Since 2018, TSoG has also been live-streaming lectures and projects on YouTube and Twitch for students around the world. TSoG has now grown into a collaborative international community, with a vast library of hands-on projects to create and cultivate any engineering portfolio.
Who's in the community? -- Students (13+), hobbyists, adult learners, educators, PhD professionals; anyone with a passion for learning!
Within a few years of completing our TSoG program, students can expect to achieve the following Program Educational Objectives, which are valuable even for non-STEM fields:
Sense of Service
Volunteer Opportunity Description
Since Spring 2020, we have deployed an open live chat feature on our website that integrates with our Discord server. Recently, younger students (particularly those under 13 years of age) have begun chat sessions with us to ask questions related to various science/engineering project endeavors - some related to science fair work. We are looking for a small team of volunteers who manage a shift schedule to be on call to answer questions and help these students get the guidance and encouragement they need with their projects.
We look to build a diverse group of people who have the following skills/traits:
Have expertise in ANY math, science, or engineering field
Have some 1:1 tutoring/teaching experience
Understand the scientific method and engineering methods as they relate to science/engineering fairs
Are available 4-8 hours per week to monitor TSoG's online chat channels and respond to student inquiries
Have solid networking and communication skills and easily get to know members of the community who possess various levels of subject matter expertise
(For younger applicants) Have competed in a science fair recently and placed well
Additional Information 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:
To share the thrill of scientific discovery. At The Shoulders of Giants, we believe that one should never stop being a student. The pursuits of science and engineering are rewarding and engaging experiences which, unfortunately, most students do not have the opportunity to fully explore. We exist to help bring that opportunity to all students, of all ages.
About The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.
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.
Recently - Summer-Fall 2018, TSoG closed the northeast Dallas facility and opened a new state-of-the-art engineering lab and production studio in North Dallas. With a wealth of time-tested and proven engineering curricula, we have launched a new virtual learning platform (TSoG.tv). Free student membership includes access to organized course content and materials, instructor-led live streams through Twitch/YouTube and Discord channels, and a sense of community with like-minded peers and professionals.
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 - Sat Jan 30, 2021
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.