An interdisciplinary research team at North Carolina State University is in search of two graduate assistants for the upcoming 2019-2022 academic years for the eSTEM Project: Enhancing STEM Identity through eMentoring Experiences. The 12-month (20 hours per week) assistantships are scheduled to begin in August 2019. The assistantship includes a yearly salary of $24,000.00 and a tuition waiver for a total assistantship offer worth approximately $ 36,878.50 annually.
Graduate assistants would work with the following faculty project investigators:
About the eSTEM Project:
The eSTEM project establishes an ementoring program for underrepresented high school students living in rural North Carolina that will engage them in engineering-related experiences supported by near-peer relationships with mentors of similar background, race, gender, and experiences, in an effort to improve students’ attitudes about and participation in STEM.
The graduate assistantship responsibilities include working with and supporting eMentors, site visits and observations, curriculum development for flipped classroom courses, and other duties as needed. Responsibilities also include entry of data related to the eSTEM research project, providing research support to principal investigators, and assistance in hosting/managing meetings associated with the project.
Applicants must be accepted to work with one of the PIs by August 2019. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong writing skills, have experiences with data collection and analysis, and have knowledge of and experiences with technology and/or engineering education content, pedagogy, and processes.
Interested students should follow the application procedures as detailed on the NC State website under the relevant PhD program and specify an interest in one of the PIs and the eSTEM project within their application.
Although the application deadline for funding for most programs is December 1st, applicants who apply before January 1st and specify interest in this project and one of the PIs will be considered.