UA Science: Sky School’s Research Apprenticeship Program for the 2021-22 school year – UA Sky School is seeking individuals excited to engage with youth in science. We are recruiting undergraduate Field Study Mentors to work with a diverse group of high school students and recent graduates to develop and implement field-based research projects as part of a new Sky School offering centered on an introduction to higher education with a focus on STEM. Two students will be paired with each University of Arizona (UA) undergraduate student mentor and a UA graduate student science advisor as they design and carry out original field research on topics of the students’ choosing. This is a valuable opportunity to gain experience with science education and communication, and the process of scientific research, utilizing the unique environments of the Sonoran Desert. Training will be provided for effective mentoring, along with support throughout the mentoring process to include feedback on improving facilitation, teaching, and scientific process skills.
Mentors will benefit by:
Fall, 2021: Saturdays, generally 8:30 – 2:30, Oct. 2 to Dec. 4 (except Nov. 27- Thanksgiving Break); Weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the students you’re mentoring will be scheduled at times convenient to both of you.
Spring, 2022: Saturdays, generally 8:30 – 2:30, Feb. 19 to April 30 (except March 5 & 12- Spring Break); Weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the students you’re mentoring will be scheduled at times convenient to both of you
Transportation will be provided from the UA main campus or other accessible locations to field sites
Email applications to UASkySchool@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning Monday, September 13th.