February 12, 2024

The Science Mentorship Institute (sci-MI), an organization founded by college students to provide free research mentorship and bridge the gap between science/research engagement and high school students in vulnerable communities.

We are reaching out to you about volunteer opportunities at sci-MI for science research mentorship programs for high school students. Made up of graduate students, recent college graduates, and current college students, and we would love to work with you to make science more accessible! We would love to connect with your students if you wouldn’t mind sharing this opportunity with them!

TLDR: if you’re passionate about teaching and mentoring and want to help design content in electrical engineering and research for high school students, consider joining the Science Mentorship Institute as a curriculum developer and/or mentor in the Electrical Engineering Mentorship Program! The application link is https://forms.gle/v8seEBT6Jpmyqanv6

We are debuting a new Electrical Engineering Research Mentorship Program for Summer 2024 and are looking for motivated, passionate individuals to help us develop this program and make it a success. We are looking for the following positions, anticipating around 5 5-hour/week commitment through the Spring 2024 Semester. Each position will develop didactic content (including lectures, Canvas modules, and journal clubs) about their area of expertise, as well as electrical and computer engineering research in general. 

  • Circuits Content Developer 
  • Computer Architecture Content Developer 
  • Software Engineering Content Developer 
  • Signal Processing Content Developer 
  • Embedded Systems Content Developer 

In addition, we are looking for volunteers to provide meaningful mentorship in electrical and computer engineering research skills and methods to underrepresented high school students in a completely virtual format throughout the Summer 2024 semester. We rely on volunteers like you to provide equitable and accessible science education. All roles are no more than a 5-hour/week commitment over the summer, and the times are flexible based on your availability. These opportunities serve as great resources to gain new skills and expand your portfolio/resume as we track volunteer hours. 

For a detailed description of the organization, please check out our website

If you are passionate about teaching and sharing your love for electrical engineering with young, underrepresented students, please apply to any of our roles through this link: https://forms.gle/v8seEBT6Jpmyqanv6. We will reach out to you within 2 weeks of your submission for an initial interview – we onboard people on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (hannah@sci-mi.org) or Rishi Ponnekanti, the other co-director of EEMP (rishi@sci-mi.org). For recruitment or role-specific questions, please contact eemp@sci-mi.org for more information!