Job Opening in Hartford: After School STEM Teacher

Immediate opening for Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) Teacher to facilitate after school classes for high school students in Hartford, CT.

Summary of Position:

Under the direction of the Education and Youth Director, the STEM Program Teacher will work to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math growth of high school students in a variety of ways. The STEM Program Teacher will work with a group of 15-20 high school students to support the development of STEM skills, especially technology skills. The teacher's main responsibility will be engaging the students in project based STEM activities and regularly reporting on student progress to the Director. The STEM Program runs twice a week and includes 3 Saturday classes. Strong candidates will exhibit strong ability and interest in the math, science and technology fields as well as experience and eagerness when working with high school students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Engage students in fun project based lessons Accommodate students' learning needs by providing academic support as needed Manage and motivate a medium-sized classroom of high school students. Observe and track students' progress and attendance through class summaries, diagnostics, and regular reporting. Reinforce positive student behavior and rules; maintain a positive relationship with all students, families and staff. Prepare lesson materials and make copies as needed. Attend part-time orientation and Education and Youth Department meetings. Regularly communicate with Education and Youth Director to share progress, concerns, and needs.

Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in a related science, technology, engineering or math content area.

- At least one year's experience working with high school youth in an academic area.

- Comfort with different education techniques and openness to new developments in the field.

- Strong communication and organizational skills.

- Ability to adapt to a changing environment and to address the varying needs of the students in our program.

- Able to manage youth individually and in groups.

- Committed to a set schedule agreed upon by Education and Youth Director and Teacher

For more information and to apply please contact Kathy Reilly at Urban League of Greater Hartford by calling 860-527-0147 ext. 289 or email kreilly@ulgh.org

URS is Hiring Maintenance Reliability Engineer

URS has a Reliability Engineer position for our client facility in Groton, Connecticut!

Maintenance Reliability Engineer

Job Summary: Maintenance Reliability Engineer is the primary owner/user of Equipment History. Through analysis of equipment history, the application of technical skills, and ingenuity, he/she is responsible for the analysis of equipment problems causing repetitive failures. Responsibilities include: Criticality Analysis, Failure modes and effects analysis; Reliability Data Management, including Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE); Structured Root Cause Failure Analysis; Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Programs including systematically defining, developing, monitoring and refining the preventive/predictive maintenance process in pursuit of optimization; Predictive Maintenance technologies.

Minimum Education Level : Bachelor's Degree

Experience Required : 5+ years

Duration : Full Time Regular

Shift : First Shift (Day)

Hours per week: 40

To learn more about this position and apply, please click here

Hamilton Sundstrand Spring Co-Op Program

If you are a student seeking a degree in engineering, business, natural sciences or technical then you are welcome to apply for the Hamilton Sundstrand Spring Co-Op Program.

Job Requirements

* Candidates must be able to work full time from December/January through at least June/July * Currently pursuing a degree directly related to Hamilton Sundstrand's core business * 3.0 Minimum GPA * Completion of 30 credit hours

Hamilton Sundstrand seeks students currently enrolled in degree programs directly related to our core business:

ENGINEERING: Aerospace, Computer Systems, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Material Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical

BUSINESS: General Business, Accounting, Finance, Procurement, Operations, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

TECHNICAL/NON-ENGINEERING: Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Systems

NATURAL SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Health & Safety

Must be a U.S. Citizen or have Permanent Resident status

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply here

Recent Report on Women in STEM

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a report on "Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation" in August that highlights the disparities that still exist for women in STEM.

Some of the highlights include:

- Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. This has been the case throughout the past decade, even as college educated women have increased their share of the overall workforce.

- Women with STEM jobs earned 33 percent more than comparable women in non-STEM jobs considerably higher than the STEM premium for men. As a result, the gender wage gap is smaller in STEM jobs than in non-STEM jobs.

- Women hold a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees, particularly in engineering.

- Women with a STEM degree are less likely than their male counterparts to work in a STEM occupation; they are more likely to work in education or healthcare.

To read the full the report please click here

STEM Discussion Forums Added to CT STEM Jobs Portal!

A new resource has been added to the CT STEM Jobs Portal that allows you to connect and network with CT STEM Jobs participants, Coaches, educators, mentors and employers located throughout Connecticut. You can join and/or start a discussion about any STEM related topic!

The Discussion Forums link is located on the bottom left hand corner of the CT STEM Jobs homepage. In order to join a discussion you must be registered on the portal and logged in.

Click here to view the discussion forums.

If you have any questions please contact your STEM Coach or Kelly Fitzgerald via email at kfitzgerald@cwealf.org .

Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in STEM Education Competition

Do you have an exciting partnership that brings STEM talent to students and teachers in schools during the school day? Do you know of new, innovative programs that could contribute to this movement? Can your skills and experience help share STEM content while showing students the exciting opportunities that STEM learning enables? Do you work outside of a STEM field but have expertise and a passion to harness the innate curiosity of students? Submit your innovative solutions by 5PM EDT on August 3, 2011.

In partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York and The Opportunity Equation, Ashoka's Changemakers is hosting a competition to unleash your talent to engage students, particularly our highest-need students, in rich STEM learning.

Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science + Technology + Engineering + Math Education, an online collaborative competition, will spur creative ways for companies, universities, and other organizations with expertise in the STEM fields to partner with the public schools that need their talent.

The deadline for submissions is 5PM EDT on August 3, 2011.

To learn more about this opportunity and the guidelines and criteria to enter please Click here

A New Agenda for Business in Improving STEM Education

Increasing STEM education and student's success rates in science and math has come to the forefront this past year. As studies such as the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Programme for International Student Assessment show students lag behind their international peers, businesses and organizations are coming together to discuss how their involvement can impact this initiative.

On April 13, 2011, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce issued a report addressing educational issues that need to be reviewed and how leadership in the business community can help achieve these goals. With over 100 business leaders in person and 300 more online, the report was revealed and discussed at great length on the importance of STEM education and business involvement.

If you would like to watch the full event please click here

The Institute for a Competitive Workforce has also put together a STEM Toolkit with resources to help business leaders in their efforts to improve STEM education in their areas. To check out the toolkit please click here

Program to Train 10,000 American Engineers Each Year

On Monday, President Obama continued to push his plan to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a way to stay innovative and get out of this economic crisis. While speaking in Durham, North Carolina at an energy-efficient lighting plant Obama announced a program to train 10,000 American workers a year in engineering. This plan is privately funded and would not cost taxpayers.

"And by the way, our jobs council... they're doing this not counting on a whole bunch of federal funding," he said. "Private-sector companies are teaming up to help us promote [science, technology, engineering and math] education."

Obama said a number of companies have agreed to offer students incentives to finish degrees in those subjects and to help universities finance the degree programs. Some companies also have agreed to double their summer internship hiring, he added.

Read more about Obama's plan at the Washington Examiner: Click here

Eastern CT Students Wowed and Inspired by NASA Astronaut Capt. Stephen Bowen

Yesterday, Navy Captain Stephen Bowen talked to a group of high school students about what it takes to be a NASA Astronaut. Capt. Bowen shared videos from his second and third shuttle flights and recalled crew members' weightlessness antics which he refers to as "stupid astronaut tricks". Bowen also talked about his struggles in his early academic life and stressed to the students that academic assessments should not hold them back. Captain Bowen is an excellent example that you can overcome any academic challenge with hard work, dedication and time. Bowen figured out, he said, that when things came hard to him, it meant they were worth learning.

This event which was sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory and the EASTCONN Educational Service Center, sucessfully promoted science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the students. To extend their appreciation, students of Fitch's robotics club, the Aluminum Falcons, gave Bowen a plaque that was presented to him by the club's award-winning robot, "Talyn."

The Day published pictures and an article on the event. To view Click here

NASA astronaut U.S. Navy Captain Stephen Bowen addresses a packed auditorium at Fitch High School in Groton Thursday, May 26, 2011. Bowen's presentation, with the goal to inspire students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers was sponsored by the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board. Bowen has been to space in three shuttle missions including the final flight of the shuttle Discovery this spring. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Clean Energy Companies are Hiring!

The New England Clean Energy Council recently looked into the type of employee that Connecticut companies are looking to hire. What they found was that a number of companies throughout Connecticut have openings for individuals who wish to enter into the clean energy market. Some of those hiring include Fuss & O'Neil, NRG Energy's, TrustElement, Steven Winter Associates, GZA GeoEnviromental and Wesson Energy.

There are numerous openings for engineers in companies such as Fuss & O'Neil and Johnson Controls but there are a number of job openings across the board. Nearly 50% of open positions at NRG Energy are in the fields of Communications, Finance, Business Development and so on. The average clean tech workspace is in great need for marketing managers, human resources personnel as well as administrative and legal positions.

If you are interested in finding out more about what the New England Clean Energy Council found please read the entire article

If you have questions or would like to learn more about gaining the skills necessary for one of these jobs please contact your local STEM Coach.

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