STARBASE is hiring

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Janet Creech, STARBASE Instructional Systems specialist, shows a student how to calculate the volume of different boxes during the first day of STARBASE classes March 5, 2019. Edwards is one of nine active duty bases with an official STARBASE program. The STEM-based program familiarizes elementary students, primary fifth and sixth graders, from all backgrounds to the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit)

Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California is now hiring a government civilian instructor position for its STARBASE program.

Interested applicants should contact STARBASE Director, Amira Flores at amira.flores@us.af.mil., no later than June 6,. 2019.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Comprehensive, practical knowledge of STEM lessons and ability to present complex developmental and presentation problems to elementary/middle students.
* Subject matter knowledge of a range of STEM concepts, principles, and practices.
* Knowledge of basic computer technology necessary to teach lessons at the elementary/middle school level.

The Department of Defense’s STARBASE is a premier educational program sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. At DOD STARBASE, students participate in challenging “hands-on, mind-on” activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM, according to the DOD. They interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the “real world.” The program provides students with 25 hours of stimulating experiences at National Guard, Navy, Marine, Air Force Reserve, Army and Air Force bases across the nation.

STARBASE focuses on elementary students, primarily fifth graders. The goal is to motivate them to explore STEM as they continue their education. The academies serve students that are historically under-represented in STEM.  Students who live in inner cities or rural locations, those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, low in academic performance or have a disability are in the target group. The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them.

Read more about DOD STARBASE at https://dodstarbase.org/.