Volunteer shifts are now open for the 2019 Old Crows STEM Event
Join us as a volunteer at the 5th Annual Old Crows STEM Program! Help inspire students, teachers, families and STEM enthusiasts from around DC area.
Fulfill service hours, connect with a volunteer group and make a difference as we showcase and educate brilliant STEM students.We will be welcoming over 2,000 attendees, 1000+ students,and their teachers! Shifts are available October 28-29th, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
If you are a "STEM Volunteer" for a minimum of 10 Hours (Total) you receive FREE ALL ACCESS to the 56th AOC Symposium which is held concurrently in the adjacent exhibit Hall.
AOC makes every effort to accommodate volunteers by assigning tasks and time preferences according to volunteer requests. Below are the duties of the various positions available.
The 5th Annual STEM Program will provide a venue to introduce high school students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields as they relate to Radio Frequency Spectrum, Electronic Warfare and Cyber Space. Volunteers are needed to welcome each group, introduce them to the STEM Program, lead the interactive presentations and static displays that will inform students on technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future. We have the capacity to support 500 students a day with this interactive introduction into the world of EW, Cyber, and Spectrum Operations. Below are more details on the various roles. Most STEM volunteers will need to be able to stand on feet for several hours.
STEM Program Station Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to man one of 10 interactive educational station. The volunteer will be given a script with what to say to the students about the station, however it is preferred that volunteers for the stations be knowledgeable about the topics. Stations consist of:
STEM Floor Managers
These volunteers are crowd control managers. STEM Floor Managers will make sure students stay in their assigned groups and help keep the floor moving.
These volunteers are the first faces to greet the STEM Student Groups. These volunteers will be stations at the school bus drop off location and escort the groups to the STEM Program in the Exhibit Hall. Transportation Escorts will need to be able to walk and work on feet for several hours.
Each student group will be assigned a volunteer who will guide the group through the program, keep track of time so they don't stay in one station and make sure they visit each station.