Thinkabit World of Work and Robocrafting Labs

The mission of the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region, is to serve Washington, D.C. area students, teachers, administrators, parents, and collaborators in technical career exploration and the hands-on electronic and programming foundations of IOT and Smart Cities sensors, actuators, and data collection and analysis. In doing so, we are preparing our future STEM workforce and our increasingly diverse, technology-driven community for jobs that may not yet exist. VT-Thinkabit will work with like-minded teams, organizations and individuals interested in promoting curiosity, innovation, creativity, and students’ self-actualization and self-determination.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Instructor Opportunities at our Lab!

Human Resources published our instructor position descriptions today!

Please share this with any terrific teachers/former teachers in your DC / Northern Virginia circles who might be interested in part-time instructor roles at our Lab at the VT/UVA campus at West Falls Church metro. Positions are available this Spring and early Summer, but also again in August/September, and interested teachers can interview now regardless of their immediate availability.

No grades or paperwork, or planning, but lots of innovation and optional research opportunities. We also help to build maker spaces in regional schools.

We're looking for great instructors (who genuinely, demonstrably enjoy working with kids) interested in working 8 to 20 hours a week. We can offer flexibility in how that might work, but primarily 9:30am to 1:30pm, and also with options for someone interested in occasional afternoons and Saturdays. Most positions will be 2-3 days per week, also with the flexibility of alternating or skipping weeks. We can also provide week-to-week flexibility for other priorities and travel.

Lab visitors are from age 6 to over 70 (but most are 4th-9th grades).

You'll learn a lot of new skills that are very relevant to new and proposed school requirements for computer science, technology and engineering education, arts integration, technical career exploration, and maker space design and instruction.

Apply through the formal university process but please also let the Director (see below) know you applied.

Assistant Instructor position(s)

Lead Instructor position(s) -

To get more information, please contact
Jim Egenrieder, Research Faculty and Director,  or  571-482-8298

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