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CARGILL + NEWBOCO STEM EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP

NewBoCo is looking for undergraduate and graduate students passionate about STEM education to develop and teach science curriculum for K-5 students in Cedar Rapids. Fellows will create and facilitate science projects for the “Cargill Corner” at NewBoCo’s CoderDojo program. These fellowships are paid, part-time positions starting at $15 an hour lasting until June 2021. 

About CoderDojo

For the past five years on the first and third Saturdays of each month, NewBoCo hosts CoderDojo – two hours of free coding and STEM activities for K-5 students. During these two hours, students explore STEM through hands-on, mentor facilitated stations – everything from programming a LEGO robot that decorates Easter eggs to creating circuits in conductive PlayDoh. Approximately 300 K-5 students attend this program each year along with their parents and guardians. CoderDojo serves as an accessible way to introduce both children and parents to STEM activities. Students engage with a variety of different activities at their own pace, and parents without a STEM background talk with mentors and volunteers about how to continue this learning in their own homes.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and facilitation of 1-2 half-day Science Curriculum Development Summits with Cargill scientists, local educators, and parents 
  • Create, test, and document 10+ Agriculture, Food, and Chemistry interactive learning stations with clear learning objectives for the “Cargill Corner” at CoderDojo
  • Host 1-2 multi-week Science stations for advanced and older students at CoderDojo

Required Skills and Experience

  • Background in science or education (or both!)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student

Role Details

  • You’ll be required to pass a background check as a part of the on-boarding process
  • Remote curriculum development is expected
  • You must be able to Zoom into CoderDojos once or twice per week to run the activities. 

If you are interested, email us at jobs@newbo.co with: 

  • A résumé
  • Examples of science curriculum you’ve developed, or a sample idea for a science-focused CoderDojo project
  • Anything else that you think helps tell us why you’re the best candidate for this role