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This position will manage the day-to-day operations of the Broadcom MASTERS in the Science Education Programs department of the Society for Science & the Public (Society). The Broadcom MASTERS is a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders; the Broadcom MASTERS International is a reward program for middle school students selected from science fairs around the world.
This position will ensure the Society is fulfilling funder requirements and adhering to program timelines and budgets. The position will be responsible for all program aspects and activities as well as assume a leadership position in the department in requiring the ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analysis and problem-solving.
Designed to instill 21st century skills building and inspire the nation's young scientists, engineers, and innovators to stay with their STEM interests into high school and beyond, the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a national competition that begins with the nomination of 10% of participating students at their regional or state Society-affiliated science fair. Nominees then enter the competition by completing an online application to explain their science project, demonstrate their knowledge of STEM principles, and provide insight into their personal interests and aspirations.
After submitting the online application, 300 top MASTERS are selected through a national vetting process by scientists, engineers, and educators and 30 finalists are brought together to present their research projects and compete in hands-on STEM team challenges where they are judged on their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Competition awards from partners include the first place $25,000 Samueli Prize for STEM Leadership and Innovation, the $20,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement, the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation, and the $7,500 Lemelson Award for Invention.
Broadcom MASTERS International
Society-affiliated national fairs around the world award a middle student who demonstrates promise and potential in STEM leadership to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS International during the Society’s high school competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Elements of the program include emphasis on teamwork and building 21st century skills.
This position will include supervision, communication, and coordination with colleagues within the Science Education Program and will require effective positive and professional working relationships with internal Society staff and external vendors and funders.
Required Education and Experience
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About Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public (Society) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement; to inform, educate, and inspire. We do this work through our award-winning Science News media group and world-class science competitions: the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). Intel ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS begin at local, regional, state, and national fairs that affiliate with the Society to participate. This network includes more than 400 science fairs representing more than 70 countries, regions, and territories.
The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.