USASEF DoD Ambassador Qualifications


Target Population

DOD STEM Ambassadors are expected to work with students who are underrepresented in STEM and/or military-connected as defined by:

  • Military-connected students, including the following categories:
    • Military child – dependents of members of the Active Duty Armed Forces
    • Military-connected – military child plus the dependents of members of the National Guard and Reserves
    • Military-affiliated – military-connected plus the dependents of Veterans
  • Female students
  • Racial/ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM (i.e. Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics/Latinx, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders)
  • Students with disabilities
  • Students with English as a second language (English Language Learners, ELL)
  • Students who attend rural, Title 1, or other federally-targeted schools


In order to be considered:

  • Must be currently employed to work directly with students in K-16 settings (e.g., teachers, counselors).
  • Demonstrate a history of outstanding commitment to the DSEC fundamentals, particularly for working with students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM and/or are military-connected.
  • Demonstrate creativity and ingenuity to engage students in remote and virtual formats during the COVID-19 disruption.
  • Have prior experience with USASEF events / programs

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