Engineering Education Research Assistant

Studying how elementary school students build interest in engineering and choose engineering role models

Are you curious about how children get interested in and learn engineering? Join our study of local elementary engineering classes. We’re looking for undergraduate research assistants to help collect video data and write notes about classroom engineering activities.

Job Title: Engineering Education Research Assistant

Organization Name: Tufts University – Center for Engineering Education Outreach (CEEO)

No. of Openings: 1

Work Schedule: Mondays 11:00am-4:00pm

Hours per Week: 4-6

Wage: $12.00-$13.00/hour, depending upon experience

Approximate Start Date: January 21, 2019

Employment End Date: April 29, 2019

Job Duties:

  • Travel to local elementary schools and videorecord classroom engineering activities.
  • Write notes about what students and instructors are doing during the engineering classes.
  • Pick up and return recording equipment at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.
  • Transfer recording files and notes to the CEEO research files.

Qualifications:

  • Be reliably available Mondays from 11:00am-4:00pm.
  • Be able to complete a background check for the elementary schools.
  • Be able to learn to use video equipment. We will teach you how to videorecord and how to work with video files.
  • Be able to learn how to make classroom observations and take notes. We will teach you how to take notes for this project.
  • The CEEO is a Green Office and functions in an environmentally friendly manner. We will teach you how to engage in environmentally sustainable practices within the workplace and we will expect you to accept and follow the Green Office policies and procedures.

Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume to karen.miel@tufts.edu. In your letter, write why you are interested in this job and which skills you bring to this job.