Assistant Mentor Opportunity:
Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS)
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
There is a great opportunity to be a volunteer mentor for one week during the summer to assist professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and to mentor high school juniors at The Museum of Flight. Specifically, the 16 undergraduate and graduate university students who will be selected as assistant mentors will work in teams designing a human mission to Mars! According to the WAS application, the goal of the program is to encourage the scholars (high school juniors) to study STEM disciplines by giving them an in-depth view of what careers in those (STEM) fields are really like. Assistant mentors provide guidance and advice about their own educational and professional experiences which can help high school students decide to pursue STEM careers.
Last year, a CSCE alum participated as a computer engineering professional, and was very impressed with the program and students. For more information and to access the application (link also referenced above), please refer to http://www.museumofflight.org/was.