With this week (February 11) marking the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we at Vista Virtual School are, as always, committed to doing our part to reduce gender disparities in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and open doors to exciting academic and career paths in these areas wherever we can.
As such, we are delighted this week to be able to highlight Millennium STEM Alberta’s STEM Ambassador Program – a unique opportunity for young, budding scientists, engineers, and technologists to gain valuable leadership skills while doing their part to promote great science.
Millennium is a youth-led not-for-profit organization created to help youths develop the necessary skills to pursue careers in the STEM fields through conferences, workshops, and networking events. Millennium also has a strong focus on addressing the under-representation of women and girls in STEM by inspiring more female students to pursue careers in these fields.
Millennium STEM Alberta (MSA) is currently recruiting high school students to serve as STEM ambassadors, whose role will be to promote MSA activities among their peers and beyond as well as collaborate in the organization of said activities. Ambassadors are responsible for:
- advertising and fundraising for MSA activities
- leading breakout sessions at MSA events
- working with MSA’s networking board to promote activities and events
- attending the monthly MSA general meeting, biweekly board meetings, and all MSA events
In addition, STEM ambassadors will have the opportunity to sit on the MSA executive board together with post-secondary students.
The deadline to apply for the MSA STEM Ambassador Program is Friday, February 12. You can apply online here.