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