Student Fellowships in STEM Education Available

Constellation Energy has awarded UMBC/The Shriver Center a one-year “Energy to Educate” grant in association with the Partnership Organizing Wind Education and Research (POWER) project, which seeks to teach students in grades 6-8 about wind and other sustainable energy resources.

Selected UMBC students with majors in science, technology, engineering and math, particularly in physics and environmental science, and STEM Education are encouraged to apply for fellowships. Student fellows will deliver the science curriculum and help students perform activities related to their research.

There are four fellowships available in each the spring and fall semesters of 2011. Each fellow will receive $500 per semester. There is also an opportunity to continue with the summer component of the project, which carries a separate stipend.

Students will be enrolled in the 096 Service-Learning Practicum and may have the chance to receive credit for their involvement.

Interested students should complete the “POWER Fellows Questionnaire” found at the bottom of the Shriver Center’s service-learning forms page. Submit completed questionnaires to Lori Hardesty, program coordinator, service-learning, K-16 partnerships at either lhardesty@umbc.edu or at the Shriver Center no later than 5 p.m. Friday, January 28.

The Shriver Center is located on the first floor of the Public Policy Building, just past the elevators. Interviews will be scheduled on or about February 1-3, depending on the number of applications received.

POWER partners include Associate Professor of Physics Lynn Sparling, WeatherBug, the Albright Foundation and two local schools, Federal Hill Preparatory School (Baltimore City) and Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Howard County), which are both within a 15-minute drive from campus.

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