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ORGANIZATION: WASHINGTON STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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The Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF) for more than 60 years is one of Washington's largest and oldest non-profit educational organization outside the classroom.

We have one goal - "To Promote Future Scientists and Engineers" to every public, private, parochial and home school student in Washington State.

Mentoring students throughout the year, providing resources for student inquiry-based research projects and more. This culminates with hundreds of students showcasing their projects at the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair. Our volunteer judges enjoy being attentive to the student's presentation. Students earn scholarships, trips, prizes and awards for their efforts.

Our volunteer Board includes positions that need assistance now and some require fulfillment in the near future. These include, but are not limited to:

* EVENT DAYS: Table & Chair Lead (arranges for table / chair rental delivery and leads other volunteers to set-up and tear-down tables)
* ANNUALLY: Fair Director (provides student registration assistance; coordinates and chaperones top students to the International Science & Engineering Fair; coordinates Fair Day administration; provides support to regional fairs; networks with school science fairs as needed)
* ANNUALLY: Social Media Liaison (regularly posts announcements on Facebook and other social media platforms; can offer live action posting during the Fair; assists in promoting the WSSEF opportunities and the student achievements)
* ANNUALLY: Public Relations (writes press releases and stories for publication in magazines, newspapers, social media, etc. WSSEF maintains a list of 269 Washington State media outlets.)
* EVENT DAYS: Head Judge (trains judges; coordinates with Fair Director to properly judge the students at the science / engineering fair)

More opportunities with WASHINGTON STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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About WASHINGTON STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

Location:

PO BOX 2412, SILVERDALE, WA 98383, US

Mission Statement

"Promoting Future Scientists and Engineers" ** Advance the studies of Science and Engineering in grades 1-12 throughout the State of Washington. ** Organize and annually run the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. ** Assist in providing the opportunity for students throughout the State of Washington to display their projects and be judged at annual Regional Fairs and the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. ** As an umbrella organization, provide support, advice, and guidance for the operation of local and regional Science and Engineering Fairs throughout Washington State.

Description

The Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF) is one of Washington State's oldest non-profit educational organizations outside the classroom.

For more than 60 years, the WSSEF volunteers have one goal -- "To Promote Future Scientists and Engineers" to all public, private, parochial and home school students grades 1 - 12. This is accomplished by hosting an inquiry based research project STEM competition.

WSSEF gives students a forum so everyone, whether from a downtown metropolis or rural Washington students present their projects to judges listening to their innovative concepts. WSSEF encourages kids and lets them know they are appreciated; they have value, and valuable ideas.

YOUR volunteering to judge and monetary contributions are important and 100% is dedicated to the students. WSSEF does not receive state funding, school education funds or other subsidies. WSSEF depends solely on sponsorships, donations and volunteers.

JOIN the WSSEF team to "Promote Future Scientists and Engineers"!
YOU Make the Difference!
Thank you!
Caroline M. Stein, sponsors@wssef.org www.wssef.org

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Children & Youth
Community
Board Development, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

P.O. Box 2412Silverdale, WA 98383

(47.6651,-122.708)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Executive Admin
  • Public Relations
  • Business Planning
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Managing the WSSEF requires year 'round attention. Lower time requirements in late spring through early winter. Higher time commitment for administering the Fair during the spring.
  • A passion for helping students succeed with their science and engineering endeavors. Working individually or in groups with people towards common goals. The excitement of working with engaged students focused on bettering our world is rewarding.

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