Mathstronauts Published: November 15, 2017
Job Type
Teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, people skills, organization/punctuality, engaging with youth, event planning
Opportunity Location(s)
Hamilton West
Age range
16 >
Must attend one mandatory information session to discuss details about the event and outline specific roles and event flow
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements
Note: University/College students welcome to join. High school students are encouraged to participate to complete their 40-hour of community work requirement.
Phone Number
1280 Main Street West


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!

Primary tasks will include:

  • Setting up for the event (eg. organizing classrooms for the event, setting up banners and signage, preparing IT, organizing food, preparing for judging, etc.)
  • Helping to ensure that the event runs smoothly, taking on tasks as they come, problem solving and doing team work throughout!
  • Helping to create a positive and welcoming learning environment for participants; engaging with participants throughout, ensuring they are well oriented and enjoying the competition.
  • Ensuring a smooth execution of the judging period and Closing Ceremony.
  • Helping to clean up after the event and ensuring that the space being used is left as we found it.



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!

Volunteers will have access to a full lunch and unlimited snacks throughout the event!

Dates and Times

DATE OF EVENT: One-time event → January 27th , 2018

TIME: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (select a shift when you sign up online - full day and half day shifts available)

LOCATION: McMaster University

TRAINING: Must attend a mandatory information session that will take place at the beginning of January 2018. More information will be provided closer to the event date.DATE of Event: January 28th, 2017

Please register online by visiting (scroll down to the Mentor/Volunteer section and click on "Become a Volunteer"). Once you register, our team will touch base to let you know when our mandatory information session will take place, likely to take place in the second week of January 2018.


Thank you for your interest! We look forward to having you at STEM Hacks 2018!
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