BlueStamp Engineering (www.BlueStampEngineering.com) is a summer program in NYC for high school students to complete real world engineering projects The program focuses on the students finding projects to build and then having them learn by going through the entire process of making and documenting the devices. Projects are of a wide degree of difficulty, starting with electronics kits and leading to customized designs.
BlueStamp is looking for an independent, motivated, kind, and technical person to fill the part-time paid role of instructor for the Summer 2011 session.
Instructor Position Responsibilities:
-Be the lead person responsible for a class of approximately 12 students with the support of 1-2 TAs.
-Help students define a good project given the scope of the course and the student’s experience
-Help the students in the building of their devices including design tools, documentation, and troubleshooting
-Lead brief discussions on topics such as engineers solving the world’s problems, what it is like to be an engineer, project management, and topics based on students’ projects.
-Experience teaching/leading students (e.g. camps, day care, TA, providing lessons, etc..)
-Strong knowledge and significant experience in building, engineering, or tinkering with devices or prototypes, be it in school, work, or for a hobby
-A desire to share the love of building things to high school students
-Significant experience with electronics, measurement equipment, CAD, SLA prototypes, Schematic and PCB layout, and other engineering development tools
-Excellent communication skills
-Meeting Monday-Friday for 6 weeks from June 27th to August 5th for four hours per day.
-Student-to-staff ratio of approximately 5:1.
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