Mathstronauts is proud to launch our third “hackathon” called “STEM Hacks” – a fun one-day event for youth in grades 5 to 8 are challenged to solve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related problems in teams. Through this event, our team hopes to capture an early interest in STEM and inspire youth through innovation and creativity. We are looking for McMaster University students who are interested in being a Mentor for the event!
This event is an excellent opportunity for university students who are interested in being part of a top-quality event that engages nearly 200 middle school students from all over Southern Ontario. If you love teaching and working with children, have great teamwork and leadership skills, and are passionate about STEM, this is an amazing opportunity for you!
Mentors will be paired with a group of 4-5 middle school students for the day and tasks include:
- Guiding student learning and discovery through the challenge they are given.
Helping students develop a strategy to solve the challenge and assisting them in solving it.
- Interacting with the students (make sure they’re having fun as well as learning at the same time!)
- Making sure the students are staying on task during the challenge.
TWO TYPES OF MENTORS:
- Technical Mentor: must have some skill in coding with Arduino (C++). An engineering background is recommended, but not necessary. Workshops to build skills will be provided.
- Non-Technical Mentor: must have some background in science and general problem solving skills required (no coding required).
REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.STEMHACKS.NET BY DECEMBER 30th, 2017.
This event is an excellent opportunity for university students who are interested in being part of a top-quality event that engages 200 middle school students from all over Southern Ontario. If you love teaching and working with children, have great teamwork and leadership skills, and are passionate about any of the STEM fields, this is an amazing opportunity for you!
Mentors will also be provided with a full breakfast and lunch!
Dates and Times
TIME: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: McMaster University
TRAINING: Must attend a mandatory information session and training session that will take
place at the beginning of January 2018 to make sure you have the skills that you
need for the event. For example, you will review Arduino coding and get familiar
with the materials that will available for the participants to use during the event.
More information will be provided closer to the event date.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 30, 2017
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.STEMHACKS.NET BY DECEMBER 30th, 2017 (Scroll down to the Mentor/Volunteer section and click on "Become a Mentor"). Once you have registered, our team will get in touch with you to provide you with further information such as training dates, expectations and overall preparation for the event.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Mentor at STEM Hacks 2018. We look forward to having you join our team!