The mission of Science Corps is to build STEM capacity worldwide while empowering the next generation of global scientists.
To accomplish this mission, Science Corps places recent STEM PhD graduates to teach and develop scientific capacity in regions that lack access to quality science education. As Science Corps Fellows, they support innovative schools and projects by designing scientific curricula, teaching, hosting workshops, and demonstrating experiments that provide students with hands-on STEM experience. Science Corps Fellows leverage their expertise and passion to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.
Why STEM PhDs?
The long march through the academic requirements of a PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) often minimizes opportunities for interactions outside of the research community. The experience and expertise of STEM PhDs is, however, tremendously valuable in underserved communities around the world, where qualified STEM educators are in short supply and students are unlikely to have the opportunity to pursue STEM careers. Science Corps seeks to be a bridge between these two groups by providing opportunities for recent PhD graduates, as Science Corps Fellows, to step outside the traditional academic path for six months, broaden their perspective and skill set, and contribute their expertise to underserved communities. As Science Corps grows, it is possible that we may open fellowship opportunities for scientists at more advanced stages in their careers.