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Published Tuesday August 1, 2023

Become a SARSEF Science Ambassador

Become a SARSEF Science Ambassador!

The Science Ambassador program prepares student scientists and engineers to represent SARSEF at events while promoting STEM accessibility and diversity throughout the community. Ambassadors will attend four training sessions to certify their involvement at community events. Once certified, Science Ambassadors are able to represent SARSEF, facilitate activities at tabling events, and have access to speaking opportunities to share their passion for STEM with PreK-12 students and educators in Southern Arizona.  

Who we are looking for:  

  • Student volunteers who are at least 16 years old (high school or college/university/trade school)
  • Passionate about STEM and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers 
  • Previous participation in one or more of SARSEF’s programs preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills, including comfort with public speaking or an interest in building public speaking skills 
  • Experience collaborating across diverse groups 
  • Responsible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative 
  • Availability in their schedule to attend trainings and 2-3 community events a month 

Benefits of Certification:

  • Fulfill needed service hours in a fun and impactful environment
  • Ability to list program membership and certification on resume and LinkedIn profile as a representative of a leading STEM education nonprofit. 
  • Opportunity to network with industry partners at events
  • Participate in diversifying access to quality STEM programming and expanding impact to those with the greatest need
  • Letters of recommendation written by SARSEF leaders as you continue to volunteer with our organization

Where: Trainings are in-person at SARSEF Office (5049 E Broadway Blvd); community events will be in and around the Tucson area 

When: See training schedule below. Once training is complete, community event opportunities vary from weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends. Event participation schedule is flexible, however, we do expect Ambassadors to attend at least 2-3 community events a month.

Fall Cohort 2023

Registration Deadline: Registration for the Fall 2023 cohort will be open from August 1 through August 31, 2023. All four training sessions are required in order to complete the program.

Four training sessions, once a week for four weeks 

Session 1: Thursday, September 7, 7:00-8:30p

Session 2: Thursday, September 14, 7:00-8:30p

Session 3: Thursday, September 21, 7:00-8:30p

Session 4: Thursday, September 28, 7:00-8:30p

Spring Cohort 2024

Registration Deadline: Registration for the Spring 2024 cohort will be open from December 1 through January 25, 2024. All four training sessions are required in order to complete the program.

Four training sessions, once a week for four weeks 

Session 1: Thursday, January 25, 7:00-8:30p

Session 2: Thursday, February 1, 7:00-8:30p

Session 3: Thursday, February 8, 7:00-8:30p

Session 4: Thursday, February 15, 7:00-8:30p