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Virtual Mentoring- Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium


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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored STEM competition for 9-12th grade students in the United States and at international DoDEA schools to conduct original research. The Virtual Mentorship role is ideal for DoD S&Es, STEM professionals, educators, and academic researchers pursuing a STEM degree, either civilian or military, interested in providing virtual mentorship to students during the JSHS competition. Virtual Mentors answer student questions, provide support, and feedback on our virtual mentoring platform Chronus. Mentors inspire students to challenge themselves in their original research and explore STEM career possibilities by sharing their expertise with students during the months leading up to Regional Judging. 

Why Mentor Virtually?

Each year, JSHS students connect with mentors in their neighborhoods. These mentors play an important role in student success throughout JSHS. We know students benefit from mentorship but not all students have access to available mentors. This year, JSHS is offering virtual mentoring to connect students and mentors online so that all students have the same opportunity to benefit from mentorship. Through virtual mentorship, we look forward to providing enriching experiences for students as they connect to mentors from U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force research labs, educators, and academic researchers.  

Mentor Roles:

  • Promote STEM education and careers to students participating in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium competition.
  • Contribute to the student’s engagement with STEM by sharing personal expertise and advice
  • Support students’ research efforts through mentorship, using Chronus as a virtual platform
  • Provide students with assistance and feedback on their original research concepts.

Commitment:

  • After completing the required background check, this is a flexible opportunity. Students select mentors through mentor profile review and matching algorithms, however Mentors decide what types of mentorship and the times they are available to students.
  • Mentor sessions may be conducted via messaging, telephone, and/or virtual meetings through Chronus for at least one hour a week between November and April 2021.
  • Training and additional resources are built into the JSHS Chronus mentoring platform to maximize the mentoring experience for students and volunteers.

Visit https://virtualmentoring.jshs.org/chronus to register as a Mentor today.

 Registration ends in March 2021.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored STEM competition for 9-12th grade students in the United States and at international DoDEA schools to conduct original research. The Virtual Mentorship…

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Location

Arlington, VA

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