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Events: Genomics Salons

I hope you can join us for this summer’s Genomics Salons! The next salon will be on Thursday, July 27th at 4:30 pm in Foege S-110, on the topic “Science Education.” As always, snacks and drinks are provided, and all faculty, students, and staff are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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Thursday July 27th, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege S-110)
Salon XXII: Science Education
Cecilia Noecker (Genome Sciences) and Bryce Taylor (Genome Sciences)

Education is essential for the progress of science, yet considerations as to how we educate future scientists often go overlooked. In this salon, we’ll examine choices in science education policy, pedagogy, and curriculum. How do these decisions impact how science is carried out, who becomes a scientist, and the broader relationships between science and society?

Thursday August 31, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege S-110)
Salon XXIII: Science and Art
Sam Entwisle (Genome Sciences) and Katherine Xue (Genome Sciences)

Science and art may seem like distinct pursuits, but they have always informed and inspired one another. Art can show us the beating heart of science–and pose difficult questions about science and society. In this salon, we will explore the various ways in which art and science interact and discuss different works of art. How does training in the arts enrich a career in science? What are some of the benefits of a strong relationship between science and art? When does it make sense to separate the two practices? We will be joined by guests with direct experience at the interface of science and art.

Thursday September 14th, 2017, 4:30pm (Simpson Center – CMU 202/204)

Salon XXIV: Metaphors in Science
Leah Ceccarelli (Communications) and Sarah Nelson (Public Health Genetics)
Metaphors shape the way we speak, think, and act. While some metaphors of the genome are well-known — e.g., blueprint, map, book of life — metaphorical language works in subtler ways to shape the communication and consumption of genomics and other sciences. Join us for a discussion of metaphors in scientific and public communication about genes, whole-genome sequencing, CRISPR, and the practice of science itself.

Job Opportunity: Education Specialist – National Aquarium

National Aquarium LogoThe National Aquarium is seeking an Education Specialist to develop and teach a variety of formal education programs to school groups, teachers, and homeschoolers inside the Aquarium classrooms, galleries, and Auditorium.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts onsite and offsite school programming.
  • Coordinates Homeschool programs including developing the schedule, organizing staffing, and instructing the programming.
  • Handles and cares for animals.
  • Assists with writing and editing school program brochures.
  • Assists with writing and updating Field Trip Planning Packets for Teachers.
  • Maintains props, order new props when needed, make repairs, and create new props/costumes.
  • Maintains and update information files relating to School Programs surveys, activities and programs.
  • Assists in other education program activities such as Outreach programs, community programs (cultural events, fairs/festivals), and youth programs (Henry Hall, Aquarium on Wheels).
  • Researches and identifies needs and develops new school and teacher programs. Prepares and updates teacher resources related to Aquarium programs and exhibits.
  • Assists with training staff and volunteers to conduct school and visitor programs.
  • Assists School Programs & Visitor Programs Coordinators with budgets, reports, and other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in professional development activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or related field. Marine science background preferred.
  • Two years experience working with children, preferably in a non-formal education setting.
  • Current Maryland driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to safely operate an 8-15 passenger van.
  • Working knowledge of audiovisual equipment and Microsoft office programs.

The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM
Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.

Today, the National Aquarium builds on a 35-year history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Welfare and Science teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels. Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.

HOW TO APPLY Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website http://aqua.org/jobs. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing HR@aqua.org.

Job Opportunity: Part-Time K-12 STEM Education Program Manager – UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering

UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Logo
Pre-college Education Manager
UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
50% professional staff position with full benefits
Help us find an enthusiastic STEM educator to manager pre-college programs at an engineering research center on campus. The person in this role works with K-12 youth and science teachers. This position manages two summer research experience programs (the Young Scholars Program for high school students and the Research Experience for Teachers program for secondary science teachers), a new summer program for high school students (YSP-REACH), school year field trips, and more.
The CSNE is a wonderful place to work. Our community is made up of professional staff, faculty, and students. I’ve been here since 2013 and previously held this position. I promise you’ll get excellent training! The CSNE is family friendly, professional, and collaborative. Our office is located in a lovely, modern building. And…neural engineering is an exciting, multidisciplinary field.

Learn more about the CSNE and our K-12 education programs here.

The job description can be found at UW Hires, CSNE Precollege Education Manager at the UW
UW Hires requisition number: 145342
If you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact:

 

Kristen Bergsman
Engineering Education Research Manager | Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Graduate Research Assistant | Institute for Science & Math Education
 
Doctoral Student | Learning Sciences & Human Development
University of Washington College of Education

Job Opportunity: Environmental Education Instructor – Mount Rainier Institute (Application Deadline: 07/07/17)

EE Instructor
Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 7, 2017, 4:30pm
Organization: Mount Rainier Institute-University of Washington

Job Description:
Environmental Education Instructors are key members of the program staff. They lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach a variety of topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. EE Instructors have the opportunity for professional growth through the development of their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of ongoing development of a relatively new residential environmental education program.

Term of Position: Fall 2017 season is late August through mid-November, may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing will be provided for a modest monthly rental fee.

Mount Rainier Institute is committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or gender.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead students through Mount Rainier Institute programs in natural and cultural history, inquiry-based field investigations, and resource stewardship for youth and adults; primarily students in grades 3-12.
  • Lead half-day and day-long educational hikes (including using snowshoes) on Pack Forest and Mount Rainier National Park trails.
  • Assist in the design of customized environmental and science education programs for students of all ages.
  • Attend training and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of program participants.
  • Conduct evening and weekend programs as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

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Job Opportunity: Middle School Science & Math Teacher – Villa Academy

Villa Academy LogoVilla Academy (located near Seattle Children’s Hospital) has several openings for teachers, for the 2017-18 school year. These positions are posted on the Careers page of the Villa Academy website: http://thevilla.org/careers/

The middle school science and math teacher posting is attached.

Villa Academy Middle School Science & Math Teacher Job Posting – 2017-2018

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Urban Programs Educator – Islandwood

IslandWood LogoOverview: Urban Programs Educators teach outdoor field studies for the IslandWood Urban Programs team based both at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville and in the Seattle area at schools and other public spaces. Educator work schedules vary and can be adapted to fit a changing class and/or work schedule.

Brightwater programs take place at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville. The Center is located on King County property and includes a wastewater treatment plant, 70 acres of natural area, and a state-of-the-art learning center, laboratory and exhibit hall. Brightwater programs are designed for 3rd-8th graders and utilize the features of the Brightwater Center including the ponds, streams, well-equipped laboratories, and the wastewater treatment plant itself. The school day programs include three offerings: Landforms Field Study (focusing on environmental engineering and stormwater), Freshwater Ecosystems Field Study (a study of our ponds through an ecosystem services lens), and Humans and the Water Cycle (a close look at how people fit into the water cycle – specifically, the waste water treatment cycle).

IslandWood’s Land and Water Field Study program focuses on investigating urban stream ecosystems and their role in the community at Seattle creeks.

Urban Programs Educators may also be responsible for the delivery of programs directly related to IslandWood’s School Overnight Program including parent and student orientations and pre and post-visit lessons at partner schools. These programs may include evening hours.

Additional work opportunities may be available to educators, including community events, curriculum planning, and other IslandWood programming. Days and times for these opportunities vary.

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