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Job Opportunity: Math/Physics/Biology/Chemistry Tutors – STEM Tutoring, LLC

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STEM Tutoring LLC, a small innovative tutoring agency based in Bellevue, is searching for MATH, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS tutors for high school students. At STEM Tutoring, our primary focus is connecting well with students, knowing that if a student enjoys their time with us, we can make significant progress helping them develop, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. With an increased focus on the STEM curriculum nationwide, we are passionate about assisting students in their mastery in Math and the Sciences.

– Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics
– exceptional Undergraduate Seniors with job experience considered as well
– Significant experience with high school students in an educational or mentoring/tutoring setting
– Skillful, empathetic 1-on-1 communication with both adolescents and their parents
– Transportation to Bellevue 1-2 times per week (bus is an easy option if no car)

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Internship Opportunity: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern – Environment International Ltd.

Job Announcement: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern
Environment International Ltd., Seattle, WA, USA

Environment International Ltd. (EI) is a small, high-powered environmental consulting firm. Our main office is located in Seattle, Washington, and opened in 1994. Our smaller offices are located in Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C. We are an interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, policy analysts, engineers and attorneys providing environmental consulting services in a variety of areas, including natural resource damage assessment, risk assessment, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, compliance audits, environmental policy analysis, institutional capacity development, and environmental facilitation and mediation. Our clients include governments, industry, and citizen groups. Visit our website at www.eiltd.net.

We are seeking a student with outstanding organizational, computer, writing and people skills for a part-time analyst position. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for completing administrative tasks, but may also be asked to assist with field work or analytical work, making experience in science or engineering desirable. The position allows for growth within the firm if an applicant has the appropriate background. Job responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support including answering the phone, managing emails and other correspondence, filing, billing, and tracking office supplies.
2. Assisting in the development of technical documents including proposals and reports.
3. Editing and preparing of marketing materials and documents.
4. Providing occasional project support for firm professionals, including scientists, environmental lawyers, and engineers.
5. Managing/overseeing schedules, travel arrangements and expenses for principals.
6. Providing light accounting and timesheet management.

Required Qualifications
The successful applicant must:
• Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA);
• Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Have strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
• Be able to prioritize and multi-task while remaining flexible and effective
• Have a willingness to work hard at various tasks to help an exciting small consulting firm grow

Bonus Qualifications
• Live in a HUBZone (map of HUBZone locations: http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/).
• Eligible to participate in a work/study program.
• An academic focus in biology, chemistry, geology, or environmental science.
• Proficiency in GIS (ability to create figures in ArcMap, manipulate data for import into GIS, etc.)
• Prior experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

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Lecture: The Dynamics of Students’ Engagement and Persistence in Science (05/03/16)

David HammerDavid Hammer will be visiting UW on Tuesday, May 3, and giving a talk.  The talk is from 2:003:30 in the Physics-Astronomy Building, Room C520.

The Dynamics of Students’ Engagement and Persistence in Science[1]
David Hammer, Tufts University

For the past two years our group[2] has been been considering episodes of students’ inquiry from our data in elementary schools and university settings. Working with collaborating faculty from chemistry, physics, and biology, we select examples everyone agrees clearly show students’ doing science. We then subject these to close analysis, moment-by-moment, to understand insofar as the data allows what aspects of the situation contributed to the dynamics. With nine such analyses in hand, we look for themes or categories. Some of what this accomplishes is to articulate tacit criteria in what we think of as science.

I will review several interacting dimensions of what we have seen across cases: one or more students’ positioning themselves as not understanding; the role of affect and in particular what we have started to describe as “vexation;” and students’ efforts and agency in articulating a problem. And I’ll focus on one interesting, non-tautological result: In five of the nine cases, the dynamics involved students working to formulate and convince each other of a question.

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Job Opportunity: Summer High School Math, Chemistry Teachers – City of Seattle’s Human Services Department Upward Bound Summer Academy

City of Seattle LogoJob Title: Youth Instructor – Summer School (Temporary)
Job Number: 2016-00467
Salary: $29.41 Hourly
Location: Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Temporary – Non-Benefit Eligible
Shift: Day
Department: Human Services Department
Bargaining Unit: Not represented
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking experienced teachers in Math (Calculus) and Science (Chemistry) to join the Upward Bound Summer Academy teaching staff.  This unique program prepares high school students for post-secondary higher education by giving students the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to earn a two- or four-year college or technical degree.

While the dates of the formal Upward Bound Program run from June 27, 2016 through August 5, 2016, the start date for teachers begins June 1 to allow flexible hours for syllabus planning (4 hours per assigned subject) and also includes two Saturday mornings between June 1-25 for team planning.  The services are provided on campus at Seattle University.

The program serves high school students grades 9-12 from Garfield, Rainier Beach and Chief Sealth High Schools who are from low income families and/or first generation in their family to be college bound. In support of academic achievement, goal setting, and career exploration instructors will offer classes that promote college readiness and retrieval credit classes to inspire learning.  Teachers are needed for Language Arts, Mathematics (Calculus) and Chemistry.

For more information, see the full job posting at:  http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp

Summer Internship Opportunity: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars (Application Deadline: 04/25/16)

I am pleased to announce that the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program is now accepting applications for Summer 2016!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led startups, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.

Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 award and earn course credit.

Students with backgrounds in biology, business, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nursing, physics, programming, public health, psychology, statistics and more should apply.  Eleven different internships are available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering and health sciences fields.

WHAT: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars
WHEN: Summer 2016 (June 20 – August 19)
EARN: $5,000 and course credit
DEADLINE: Monday, April 25 at midnight


Students from all three campuses are invited to apply.  All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Spring 2016 are not eligible; students who will graduate in Summer 2016 or later are eligible).  This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.

Job Opportunity: Chemistry, Math, or Physics Tutor – Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE)

Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) LogoCLUE is hiring many positions for the 2016-2017 school year. Please go to our website (http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/clue/home/) and look under the Work With Us tab for more information and descriptions/qualifications. There is a Frequently Asked Questions section to help as well.

CLUE (Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment) is looking for undergraduate students interested in supporting their peers in becoming independent learners. At CLUE we use active learning and skill based teaching in order to help students better understand how to succeed, not just know the content.

We are hiring for Front Desk Managers as well as a variety of Drop-in tutor positions (Chemistry, Math, Physics, Writing, French, Korean and Computer Science). We do not have a GPA requirement but there are certain courses you have to complete for drop-in tutor positons. Go to the website and consider joining our wonderful CLUE team.

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Job Opportunity: Shipboard Educator/Deckhand – SoundWaters

SoundWaters LogoShipboard Educator/Deckhand
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Website: http://www.soundwaters.org

SoundWaters is accepting applications for Educator/Deckhand for the 2016 sailing season. Work with 5-6 other crewmembers in a close-knit high-energy environment aboard the schooner SoundWaters.

Schooner STEM program designed for local schools, summer campers and community organizations. All crew live and teach aboard an 80’ schooner that serves over 8,000 children and adults in Long Island Sound. The crew is responsible for delivery of 3 hour STEM programs for students ranging from 2nd grade – college, assisting in sail handling in educational programs, public sails, and private charters, as well as operation and maintenance of SoundWaters.

SoundWaters, founded in 1989, is the premiere environmental education organization focused on the protection of Long Island Sound and its watershed.  SoundWaters works in partnership with individuals, schools, communities, businesses, civic organizations, and other environmental and educational organizations to develop experiences that foster a sense of responsibility and encourage actions that ensure the sustainable future of the Long Island Sound ecosystem.


  • Participating in the interdisciplinary on-board education programs, including environmental and nautical science
  • Teaching small group hands-on activities at the schooner’s learning stations.
  • Developing new learning stations when necessary to meet group needs.
  • Preparing and maintaining education equipment.
  • Preparing the schooner for program each morning and sharing in daily chores.
  • Assisting with the sailing of the schooner.
  • Assisting with various maintenance projects throughout the season.

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