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STEM Advocate Opportunity

25 Feb 2022 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Help inspire STEM confidence in middle school and high school students from underrepresented groups!

Students of one of the Advocates at ISEF

Dear STEM Educator, Mentor, or Youth Advocate,

We invite you to apply for the Society for Science Advocate Program, which provides a $3,000 stipend and training to an individual (teacher, scientist, counselor, or mentor) who agrees to serve as an advocate for a minimum of 3 additional students from traditionally underrepresented groups to transition them from conducting scientific or engineering research (science fair-type) projects to completing applications to STEM research competitions. There are four different types of Advocates, which allow both beginners and more advanced applicants to further expand their capabilities to support student research competition participation.

Many students doing science research are not aware of the myriad of opportunities that are attainable by submitting their work to competitions. Just completing the rigorous application process can inspire confidence in their scientific abilities and lead them to consider a STEM career. Many competitions provide monetary awards for post-secondary education and can boost a student's chance of acceptance into the college or university of their choice. Too few students from traditionally underrepresented groups are presented with these opportunities and often lack the know-how to successfully enter.

For eligibility information and to apply for the Advocate Program, click here. Advocates must already have a formal role with students completing research projects. This program is sponsored by Arconic Foundation, Intel, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, National Geographic, and Regeneron.

Application Deadline:  March 6, 2022

Please send any questions to advocates@societyforscience.org.
Caitlin Sullivan — Director of Outreach & Equity Programs
Emily Freeland — Outreach & Equity Programs Specialist

Society for Science
Society for Science is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. In addition to running the top science research competitions in the world (Regeneron Science Talent Search, Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS), the Society also publishes Science News magazine and Science News for Students online.   


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