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STEM Corps is a community of students from ALL majors

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Who are we? STEM Corps is a community of JMU students from all majors who have an interest in making quality STEM education accessible to K-12 students in our community with a focus on engaging and impacting children of historically under-served communities surrounding JMU. STEM Corps is student led and financially supported by the JMU STEM Center so there is no membership cost or any other fees. The STEM Corps framework is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop the types of of leadership, collaboration, and communication skills that stand out to future employers and graduate programs. 

We make a BIG impact in our community!

  • Serving 90 local young children for 10 weeks of high-impact STEM learning/year.
  • Bringing 500 middle and high school students to campus for real-world STEM experiences/year.

What is the time commitment?

  • That is up to you. You decide and tell us which opportunities fit your interests and schedule. We provide you with all of the information and training you need to feel well-prepared
  • Most of our active STEM Corps members participate in the young children program with our Boys & Girls Club partnership. For this, there are 4 Fridays (3:30-5PM) in the Fall and 6 in the Spring. You decide how many you participate in. For each of those weeks, you will spend 1.5 hours at the club interacting with the children plus 30-minutes reviewing the lesson on your own time prior to the lesson. Get a glimpse of what this look like through our photos or read more info here.
  • If you sign up for one of our 10-15 middle and high school programs on campus, you will work with the hosting professor as an assistant and engaging with the students for 1-2 hours with less than 15 minutes of preparation time. Get a glimpse of what this looks like in the our photos.

Why do we welcome all majors? We are modeling how big problems are solved in the real world through STEM, which is through collaboration of people with a wide range of expertise and interests. STEM Corps is a diverse group of JMU students with very different interests and career pursuits collaborating on the number one problem in STEM education: equity and access to opportunities. You do not need a strong background in STEM content. We will prepare you and, in turn, you will bring your own unique and valuable perspective shaped by your background and interests. 

 

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