DOD STEM AMBASSADOR FOR MATHCOUNTS

DOD STEM AMBASSADOR FOR MATHCOUNTS

A prestigious cohort of educators who collaborate to create and curate resources to support STEM educators nationwide.

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DoD STEM Ambassador Program

About the Defense STEM Education Consortium

The Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) is a collaborative partnership between academia, industry, not-for-profit organizations and government that aims to broaden STEM literacy and develop a diverse and agile workforce with the technical excellence to defend our Nation. By addressing and prioritizing critical STEM challenges, the Department of Defense is investing in evidence-based approaches to inspire and develop the Nation’s science and technology workforce. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a member of DSEC.

About the DoD STEM Ambassador Program

Educators who are recognized with the DoD STEM Ambassador award will partner with DSEC to advance STEM outreach throughout the school year. As members of this prestigious cohort, DoD STEM Ambassadors will collaborate to create and curate resources to support STEM educators across the nation in implementing high quality STEM learning for all students. This program is facilitated by the TGR Foundation, and as a member of DSEC, MATHCOUNTS selects one of the ambassadors in this cohort.

How It Works

Click through the buttons for key info about the DoD STEM Ambassador for MATHCOUNTS (DSAM).

Apply by June 20, 2022 at noon ET

Educators must be invited to apply to be the DSAM. 

MATHCOUNTS has already contacted the educators eligible to apply for 2022-2023. If you received an emailed invitation from the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, you will need to provide your unique invitation code in the application. Click the Application Preview button to download the application questions.

Submit your application in the form below no later than June 20, 2022 at noon ET. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Scope of Work

Throughout the program year, the DSAM will:

  • Create 6 math lessons, similar in structure to a MATHCOUNTS Practice Plan, using past/current MATHCOUNTS materials, as well as materials created or curated by the DSAM. These lessons should facilitate mathematics learning and provide creative engagement approaches to be shared with educators.
  • Write 1 blog post to be featured on the DoD STEM website.
  • Be a presenter at a national, state or local conference to share DoD STEM resources.
  • Meet virtually each month with other ambassadors to network and learn from each other.

Planned Timeline

This timeline may change during the year.

  • May 19-June 20, 2022: Application period for the DSAM position (by invitation only).
  • June 20, 2022 at noon ET: Deadline to apply for the DSAM position.
  • June 30, 2022: Announcement of DSAM.
  • September 2022Begin work as DSAM.
  • November 2022 – July 2023: Create 6 math lessons similar in structure to MATHCOUNTS Practice Plans.
  • Spring/Summer 2023: Present at a national, state or local conference.
  • August 2023: Post a guest blog on DoD STEM website by this time, likely earlier. 
  • Ongoing: Monthly meetings with other DoD STEM Ambassadors, facilitated by the program managers.

Support for Ambassadors

TGR Foundation, the organization managing this program, will provide support and guidance throughout the year. The DSAM will also have ample opportunities to collaborate with fellow ambassadors.

In addition, MATHCOUNTS program staff will check in monthly (via email or telephone) with the DSAM and provide support, as needed, including:

  • Help with identifying a conference and registering as a presenter.
  • Guidance about resource creation and areas of need.
  • Connections to past DSAMs, who can provide insight into what to expect.
  • Info about MATHCOUNTS (including slide decks, brochures and flyers).

Funding for the Award

The DSAM selected for the 2022-2023 program year will receive $20,000 in funding from DoD STEM, to be disbursed by the TGR Foundation. This is based on the following:

  • $12,500 stipend
  • $5,000 for classroom materials and supplies
  • $2,500 to cover the cost of attendance at an educator conference or professional development (registration, travel, lodging)

How to Apply

Educators must be invited to apply to be the DSAM. 

MATHCOUNTS has already contacted the educators eligible to apply for 2022-2023. If you received an emailed invitation from the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, you will need to provide your unique invitation code in the application. Click the Application Preview button to download the application questions.

Submit your application in the form below no later than June 20, 2022 at noon ET. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

DoD STEM Ambassador Application

Deadline: June 20, 2022 at noon ET

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  • Short-Answer Questions
  • Applicant Agreement
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