State 4-H STEM Specialist

  • Ohio
  • Extension
  • Hannah Epley
  • December 15, 2022
  • Ohio
  • Extension
  • Hannah Epley
  • December 15, 2022

The Ohio State University

This faculty position provides overall leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive Extension teaching and applied research agenda in experiential Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) education and digital learning engagement via 4-H positive youth development within the Department of Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. 

Working collaboratively, faculty member will engage with a team of OSU professionals within OSU Extension as well as with cross-disciplinary department and colleges to engage in research and education in the following areas related to 4-H STEM experiential learning, including but not limited to: computer sciences, computational thinking, interactive multimedia learning, maker learning, digital 4-H learning engagement, etc. 

Develop curricula, lesson plans, train-the-trainer, and programming resources in these and related topic areas. Contribute to and collaborate with university and industry partners, faculty and Extension educators for education and scholarly work focused on 4-H STEM experiential and digital learning engagement. Advance the body of knowledge in these areas through peer-reviewed journal publications, presentations, and other scholarly works. Consult with clientele to address statewide issues in 4-H STEM as needed. Provide research-based and evidence-informed experiential learning strategies. Evaluate and respond to large scale statewide needs vs. individual requests. Collaborate with regional and federal 4-H STEM programming entities to address state to regional needs. Actively pursue and secure resources (grants, contracts, user fees) to focus on these issues. Be a resource for county-based extension professionals, volunteers, partners, and clientele. Is a productive and proactive team member of the state 4-H office. May supervise student workers, office support staff, and/or programming staff. Responsible for grants management, including compliance with institutional policies and best practices.

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