University Branches Committee
STEM Fellowship is looking for university branch heads to act as the founders and presidents of a STEM Fellowship club at their respective university. Their duties include, but are not limited to, establishing a fully constituted university level club, obtaining sponsorship/partnerships, holding events that are unique and designed by STEM Fellowship, like the Scholarly Writing Workshop, brainstorming new events that fits the needs of their respective university, and communicating and reporting to the Director of the Branch Committee, who oversees the communication and expansion of university clubs in Canada.
Primary Campus Focuses:
University of Ottawa
Simon Fraser University
Secondary Campus Focuses:
University of Saskatchewan
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Guelph
Tertiary Campus Focuses:
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
University of Windsor
University of Regina
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
University of Winnipeg
University of Lethbridge
Do you have a passion for science education, outreach, and/or communication? Are you interested in further developing your academic writing and editing skills? Or are you hoping to get involved with roles which will expose you to leadership or management? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to apply for the current open positions within STEM Fellowship’s Science Communications (SciComm) division!
NOTE: please send two writing samples to the Science Communication Director, Farah, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing samples can include blog posts, newspaper articles or essays/assignments submitted to a previous course.
- Proofreader and/or Copy Editor (2)
As a proofreader or copy-editor, you will be asked to do a final review of all Science Communication submissions. This may include manuscripts to be published in the STEM Fellowship Journal, editorials, blog posts, editorial handbook content or website content.
You will work directly with the Science Communication Director. This opportunity is well-suited for students interested in gaining experience with academic writing and editing, and for those who are interested in applying to the STEM Fellowship Journal’s Student Editorial Board in the future.
- Scholarly Writing Workshop Developer (3-4)
Are you interested in developing content for STEM Fellowship’s Scholarly Writing Workshops? Do you want to use your own academic knowledge, as well as resources provided to us by our partners, to assemble workshops for high school and undergraduate students? If yes, this is a role for you.
Our previous workshops have included: Introduction To Scholarly Writing: How To Write A Paper To Be Noticed, Editing 101: Learn To Be Your Own Editor, and Finding Research Opportunities. We are currently developing an online course dedicated to scholarly writing & editing, and brainstorming new ideas for workshops.
- Canada-Wide Scholarly Writing Workshop Coordinator (2)
Are you interested in coordinating Scholarly Writing Workshops all across Canada – from the comfort of your own home? This role offers you the chance to develop your leadership and management experience.
You do not have to carry out event logistics yourself, but instead:
- Maintain a directory of Scholarly Writing Workshop events (i.e. event date, location, type)
- Ensure that workshop facilitators are on track to host their event (i.e. ensure they have completed the workshop checklist)
- Collect feedback (via Google Forms) from both the workshop hosts and attendees
- Science Communication HR Representative (1-2)
This role will be the bridge between HR and Science Communication initiatives, where you will work directly with the Science Communication & HR Directors. This is a chance to help coordinate 3 exciting STEM Fellowship initiatives: the STEM Fellowship Journal, the Scholarly Writing Challenge and the Scholarly Writing Workshops.
As the HR representative, you will be asked to coordinate applicant recruitment, orientation of new members, and maintenance of the team. This opportunity is a chance to develop your communication & management skills.
- Science Communication Marketing Representative (1-2)
STEM Fellowship’s Science Communication division includes the STEM Fellowship Journal, the Scholarly Writing Challenge, and the Scholarly Writing Workshops. As the Marketing representative, you will be responsible for promoting these initiatives (under the supervision of the Science Communication Director).
As the Marketing Representative, you will be responsible for:
- Brainstorming ideas for posts to be shared across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Social media posts may include sharing recently published manuscripts from the STEM Fellowship Journal, posting about an incoming Scholarly Writing Workshop, or sharing winners from the Scholarly Writing Challenge.
- Coordinating with the STEM Fellowship Social Media team to write and share social media posts about the Science Communication division.
- Creating a paragraph, or 3-5 sentences, to contribute towards STEM Fellowship’s newsletter.
- Scholarly Writing Challenge Marketing Representative (1-2)
STEM Fellowship’s Scholarly Writing Challenge is a chance for high school students (grades 10-12 or equivalent) across the globe with an opportunity to showcase their original research or writing in the following categories: Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, and Literature Reviews. This initiative is a chance for high school students to be recognized for their academic writing – if you would like to be a part of promoting this initiative, this role is for you!
As the Marketing representative, you will be responsible for:
- Coordinating with STEM Fellowship’s Social Media Team to write and share social media posts about the Scholarly Writing Challenge
- Brainstorming and implementing marketing strategies to reach out to a wider audience of high school students
- Scholarly Writing Challenge Sponsorships Representative (1-2)
STEM Fellowship’s Scholarly Writing Challenge is a chance for high school students (grades 10-12 or equivalent) across the globe with an opportunity to showcase their original research or writing in the following categories: Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, and Literature Reviews. Students can win various prizes, including a $500 cash prize, subscriptions to select journals, and a one-year membership to SCWIST.
This initiative is a chance for high school students to be recognized for their academic writing. If you would like to be a part of developing this initiative further, this role is for you!
As the Sponsorships Representative, you will be reaching out to potential partners in the hopes of securing sponsors and/or prizes for the 2018 Scholarly Writing Challenge.
Sponsorship, Grants and Finance Committee
- Sponsorships Team Member
Working on updating the sponsorships package, searching for potential sponsors and reaching out to support specific STEM Fellowship initiatives. Previous experience in fundraising in for events is an asset. Given the calibre of some of our current sponsors (Canadian Science Publishing, IBM, SAS, Microsoft, Digital Science), a high degree of professionalism in communication is expected. Executives on this committee would be making highly valued corporate connections. Applicants studying outside of STEM fields are highly encouraged to apply for this committee.
- Design Team Member
As a design team member, you will be responsible for creating graphics to brand, represent and market STEM Fellowship, including but not limited to cover pages, packages, brochures and presentation designs. As design projects emerge at irregular times, understand that workload is not divided, but something that you take upon yourself. Taking leadership and developing your skills in graphic design will not only improve your ability as a design team member, but also give you more flexibility in times when you are unavailable. You must also be willing to work with a wide variety of people, as you will not only be collaborating with other design team members on larger projects, but also working with other teams to design visuals for their work. In terms of software:
- Canva (familiarity with it or at willingness to use it) is a must, but you should not be relying on the usage of templates for your work.
- Photoshop or Adobe is a huge asset, but definitely not required! If you do have this skill, you are not required to rely only on these software.
Data Science Education
- Data Science Team Member
As a member of the data science team at STEM Fellowship, you would be to help out in organizing and running this Big Data Challenge and others like it (we have an international BDC coming up!), including our BDC aimed at undergraduate university students. This could range from looking for mentors and sponsors, advertising the competition, aiding in registration, developing resources, and sharing news with the participants.
Although data science knowledge of some sort is required, you do not need to have expertise in this field. We are looking for people that would be involved with the organizational aspect as well.
We are looking for 2 categories of applicants:
- Data Science experts who can help develop content/ workshops for our Challenges- Python experts (3-5) and R experts (1-2)
- Those who will help with the organisational aspect (limited knowledge of data science needed in Python/R/SAS performing analyses)- if interested, STEM Fellowship can provide mentorship to students to expand their knowledge in Data Science
The data science team has weekly meetings every Saturday for approximately 45 minutes. You should be expecting a commitment of approximately 2-3 hours a week on average, though this may be larger for busier times in the schedule (e.g. Big Data Day) and smaller for the intermediate periods.
STEM Fellowship also recognizes that this is a volunteering position, and you are under no obligation to put your role as a data science team member ahead of school, work, or personal matters.
- Student Editorial Board
Applications to join the STEM Fellowship Journal’s Student Editorial Board are now open again!
The STEM Fellowship Journal is an open-access PhD peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing research from high school and undergraduate students in the STEM fields. As an editor, you will be responsible for critically evaluating submissions submitted to the STEM Fellowship Journal.
For more information on the current editorial board, please check out the STEM Fellowship Journal’s website. In order to apply, you will have to fill out the Student Editorial Board Application Form. The application process will include an editing test and an interview.