Seeking STEM Volunteers to work with 7-8th Grade Students at Virginia Tech Imagination Summer Camp

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Signup Deadline: 06-21-2024
Starts: 06-25-2024
Ends: 06-28-2024
Location: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 volunteer opportunity location

Description:

In collaboration with SAE Foundation, students at Virginia Tech’s Imagination summer camp Week 2 will be participating in SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM®) Motorized Toy Car Challenge. This is a hands-on activity where students design and build gear-driven toys to explore engineering and simple machines. Students will work together to structure the most efficient car possible. Pasted  below is a link to the Motorized Toy Car training slide deck: Motorized Toy Car Presentation 2023 Rebrand.pptx  

 

As a volunteer, you will have the responsibility of mentoring and overseeing students as they navigate the AWIM Challenges. You will build real-world connections to concepts and skills that students are learning, and serve as a role model for students by sharing your experience and insights. As such, you will have the opportunity to influence and enhance the ways in which our youth are prepared to meet the challenges of the future. For a short-term, flexible time commitment, you will help make learning fun, help students discover the exciting application of science and math principles, and share information about rewarding careers in your chosen profession.  

 

Immediate Need 

When:  June 25-28 

Where: Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus 

Time(s):  

  • June 25: 9am – 11am 

  • June 26: 9am – 11am 

  • June 27: 2pm – 4pm 

  • June 28: 9am – 11am 

 

PLEASE APPLY THROUGH THE MICROSOFT FORM BELOW BY JUNE 21 TO FILL OUT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

 

What is AWIM? 

SAE’s award-winning AWIM program is an inquiry-based learning experience that brings STEM concepts to life, setting students on a path of lifelong learning and discovery. Starting with the youngest learners, from preschool through 12th grade, AWIM combines practical, experiential learning with mentorship from industry volunteers and ongoing training and support for educators to provide equitable access to STEM. 

 

Visit www.sae.org/awim to learn more! 

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Qualifications:

18 - 23
24 - 34
35 - 45
56 - 65
66 +
Advanced (15+ years in industry)
Advanced (15+ years)
Automotive
Early (< 5 years in industry)
Early Career (less than 5 years)
Mid (6-14 years in industry)
Mid-Career (6-15 years)
Retired
Retired

Volunteers Needed:

40 (40 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary

Contact:

Amanda Kibler


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