Volunteers Needed To Help With STEM Activities

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub is looking for STEM professionals to volunteer for several STEM related events.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.  STEM spans a wide range of careers from computer technology to manufacturing to medicine.

?  Several STEM related professionals are needed to have small group discussions with 42 area high schools students selected for the new Southeast Tennessee STEM Student Council about STEM careers on Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the STEM School Chattanooga located on the Chattanooga State campus at 4325 Amnicola Highway.  Contact STEM Innovation Hub Managing Director Tracey Carisch at tracey@pefchattanooga.org or (423) 903-3484 by Wednesday, Nov., 6, if you are interested.

?  STEM-related professionals are needed to serve as mentors to 42 area high school students selected for the new Southeast Tennessee STEM Student Council.  The students will be working on community projects from November to March and will need guidance and support by phone, e-mail and other forms of technological communication.  If you are interested, contact the Public Education Foundation volunteer coordinator Kate Skonberg at kate@pefchattanooga.org or (423) 648-4444 by Friday, November 8th.  Here is a flyer with more information.


?  STEM-related professionals are needed to help out with the First Lego League Robotics competition in Chattanooga.  

Here are details on First Lego.


8-10 referees are needed and 12-15 judges are needed. There are two training dates:

Thursday, November 7th at 4:30 p.m at Battle Academy

Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 a.m. at Signal Mountain Middle High School

The First Lego League Robotics competition in Chattanooga will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at Signal Mountain Middle High School.  Thirty two teams from public schools, private schools and homeschoolers will compete.  Contact HCDE's Scott Rosenow at ROSENOW_S@HCDE.ORG if you are interested by Wednesday, Nov. 6.


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