Summer Science Outreach Jobs with SPICE

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The SPICE Program has a number of summer outreach available with our Summer camps. Paid & volunteer options are available. Detail for each are listed below. Positions start as early as June 20th and run through the end of August. Flexible schedules available for volunteers.

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  • Positions:
    Lead Instructors $12/hr
    The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) is an informal science outreach program for middle school girls in Lane county. SPICE needs lead instructors for the SPICE 2015 Science Summer Camps. Duties include:
    • Leading 20 girls ages 11-14 in fun hands on science activities. Developing age appropriate group and individual science activities. Supervising volunteers.
    • Schedule all activities and volunteers, lead activities, supervise volunteers, develop new activities. Camp runs July 10-21 and August 7-18, M-F 9am-4pm.
    • Preparation takes place in the month of June. One week of follow up work after camp required.
    Discovery Camp Leaders (1 positions):
    Lead the 2 week discovery camp for 20 rising 6th grade girls around the theme of data collection and analysis using activities from multiple disciplines.
    Forensic Investigation Camp Leaders (1 positions):
    Lead 2 week forensics camp for 20 rising 7th grade girls around the theme of forensic investigation using activities from psychology, chemistry, physics, geology and more.
    Engineering Camp Leaders (1-2 positions):
    Lead the 2 week Engineering camp for 20 rising 8thth grade girls around the theme of Computer Science and Engineering. Lead session in programming, construction, and design for building functional pinball machines. Full training for instructors will be provided in May and June.
    Volunteer - Instructors, curriculum developers, assistants
    The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) is an informal science outreach program for middle school girls in Lane county. SPICE needs lead instructors for the SPICE 2015 Science Summer Camps. Duties include: Leading 20 girls ages 11-14 in fun hands on science activities. Developing age appropriate group and individual science activities. Hours flexible depending on availability.
  • Qualifications:
    SPICE instructors need to be: Enthusiastic about science Eager to work with middle school aged children Have a background/education/training in either science or K-12 education.
  • Preferred qualifications for applicants:
    Prior work with school age children. Prior science outreach experience. Strong interest in diversity.
  • How to Apply:
    Please send resume and statement of interest to spicescience@uoregon.edu. Questions welcome 6-4313.

Learn more about the SPICE program at: http://spicescience.uoregon.edu.

For-credit internships are also sometimes available through science department.

  • Brandy Todd, PhD Assistant Director for Administration
  • Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, & Quantum Science
  • 1274 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1274
  • (541) 346-4313
  • btodd@uoregon.edu.