The Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) Grant awarded to Harris-Stowe State University was to increase the number of African-Americans and other underrepresented groups in earning STEM degrees. We need a SUE specialist to run a Summer Academy involving high school students, SLPS teachers (3-4), HSSU MSEIP students and faculty.
The Summer Academy will run for 3 weeks (June 3rd-June 20th2019 Monday to Thursday from 8am-3:30pm). Experiments and lessons in bio-geochemistry, meteorology, and/or geology will have to be conducted. The person must be available the week before the academy to set up and meet with SLPS and HSSU MSEIP trainees and faculty. Applications received within 10 working days of this advertisement will be given full consideration.
Please note* This is a temporary position with no benefits.
i) Conduct a week long training of MSEIP student trainees and SLPS teachers and HSSU faculty prior to a HSSU-MSEIP Summer program.
ii) Conduct workshops, lessons and field trips for students and faculty involved in an MSEIP (Minority, Science, Engineering Improvement Program) Grant from the DOE (department of Education) for a 3 week Summer 2019 program (June 3rd – June 20th) for high school students and teachers with MSEIP students and faculty.
iii) Create innovative curriculum on making the urban environment more sustainable and interface with faculty and students within the following areas of emphasis: bio-geochemistry, soil and plant analysis, geology, meteorology.
Education & Experience Requirements
i) The applicant must have a Masters Degree in a physical science (geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, or a related field) with experience in urban ecology, environmental, and/or climate science through coursework and/or projects.
ii) The applicant must be able to engage with teenagers and young adults and be able to spark their minds.
iii) The ideal candidate must be able to find relevant field trips and activities to engage young minds
Other Required Skills & Abilities
The applicant must be available to work Monday-Thursday from 8am-3:30 pm
The applicant must be able to run laboratory experiments, and be able to create innovative curricula.
The applicant must be able to write reports on the summer work.
The applicant must be able to help students set up powerpoints.
About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris Stowe State University is a coeducational municipal university centrally located in St. Louis. MO. There are three divisions. The college division provides a program of instruction leading to the degree of B.A. in education. The junior college division offers two-year courses in general, professional, and pre-professional training for residents of St. Louis. The University hosts collaborative graduate degree programs with Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University. The University continues to expand, adding new campuses and buildings as part of its 21st-century initiative to offer opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking a variety of degrees.