Great Minds in STEM Seeks College Captains for Upcoming Viva Technology Programs for K-12 Students

Great Minds in STEM, an educational non-profit based out of Los Angeles, California that brings a full day of hands-on activities to K-12 students with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), is seeking IIT students to serve as College Captains in upcoming Viva Technology programs for K-12 students in the Chicago area.  College Captains will work with the local young community and guide them through science and math related hands-on activities, and have the opportunity to networking with potential employers and exploring possible career opportunities.

With the help of recruited College Captains from surrounding universities, Great Minds in STEM provides “near peer” role-models for the k-12 students who participate in the program.  As a College Captain, you will have the opportunity to give back to your community by sharing your college experience.  Great Minds in STEM provides College Captains with a $100 stipend, which can be distributed individually or pooled together as a fundraiser for student organizations.  The Viva Technology Programs are sponsored by The Motorola Foundation.

Upcoming Viva Technology Programs:

Annie Keller Regional Gifted Center
3020 W. 108th Street l Chicago, IL 60655
Friday, March 30, 2012
6:40 am – 2:20 pm

Benito Juarez Community Academy
2150 S. Laflin St l Chicago, IL 60608
Friday, April 27, 2012
7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mundelein High School
1350 W. Hawley Street l Mundelein, IL 60060
Friday, May 11, 2012
7:00 am – 2:00 pm

To sign up as a College Captain, contact Heather Carbary at with the following information:
1. Program(s) in which you are interested in participating (name of school and date)
2. First & Last Name
3. University,  Major, & University Department
4. Email Address & Telephone
5. Mailing Address

Carbary will contact each interested College Captain to confirm your participation for each program site.   Please note that slots are limited and recruitment is based on a first come- first serve basis.