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: 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:
You can sign up to either be a: 1. Technical Mentor: Must have some skill in Arduino coding (C++). An engineering background is recommended, but not necessary. OR 2. Non-Technical Mentor: Must have some background in science but not required to have coding skills.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 30, 2017
DATE OF EVENT: One-time event → January 27th , 2018
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.