In-Person Panel at Washington Middle School (Olympia, WA)
Inspire IGNITE Students in STEM during an IGNITE Panel at Washington Middle School at 3100 Cain Road, Olympia, WA 98501!
IGNITE aims to increase gender diversity in high-wage/high demand STEM fields, such as technology and engineering. Washington Middle School serves a diverse student population, with high percentages of students who speak Spanish as a first language. WMS IGNITE Students are especially interested in learning about the creative applications of STEM. Women, nonbinary, transgender, agender, and genderqueer professionals who represent these perspectives are highly encouraged to sign up as Panelists to share their stories and answer student questions!
This is an incredible opportunity to change an IGNITE student’s life! After signing up as a panelist, volunteers are required to review our 10-min Panelist Training Video at least once per school year and attend a live, interactive Virtual Panelist Coaching Session if they have not attended one in the past.
The total time commitment is about 2 hours of pre-event preparation for new Panelists and 30 minutes of preparation for returning Panelists, in addition to two hours for the event itself. Training must be completed by January 5.
Approximate time commitment:
New Panelist: 4 hours – 2 hours prep (training, coaching, materials review) + 2-hour event
Returning Panelist: 2.5 hours – 30 minutes prep + 2-hour event