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Teaching Assistant, Youth Engineering Academy

SUU College of Engineering & Computational Sciences of Engineering & Computational Sciences


  • Category: On-Campus
  • Position Type:
  • Open until: Fri, June 9, 2023 expired
  • Work Hours: 35 hours per week: M-F 7:30-3:30 July 10-14 and July 17-21, plus one half-day training day prior to camp
  • Wage: $12 per hour
  • Location: Cedar City, UT


Description The SUU Youth Engineering Academy (SUU YEA) is a K12 outreach program organized within the SUU College of Engineering and Computational Sciences. SUU YEA exposes kids from kindergarten to 12th grade to topics in engineering and computational sciences in a fun and engaging way. SUU YEA breaks down gender, racial, and income barriers to let all students know they can pursue careers in engineering fields if they desire.

Teaching Assistant will help teachers with a pre-prepared programming curriculum to a class of 20 to 30 students on the SUU campus. Teaching assistants should be available to work for one week or two weeks (July 10-14 and July 17-21),

Responsibilities Participate in a half-day training approximately one week before the camp to learn Risk Management policies and curriculum. Assist in teaching one level of programming curriculum to a class of 20 to 30 students. Programming levels are Scratch Jr. (20 students, ages 5-7), Scratch (20 students, ages 8-10), Web Development (30 students, ages 11-13), and Python (30 students, ages 14-17). Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision and effective arrangement of space. Maintain a tidy, pleasant, inviting atmosphere in which children feel comfortable and secure, and parents feel welcome and reassured. Provide a positive atmosphere for all students Supervise the campers during lunch and class breaks. Lunch will be provided to assistants.


  • Assistants need to be SUU students with programming experience or a desire to learn programming.
  • Experience in web development or Python is required for assistants helping with those classes.
  • Ability to work cheerfully and professionally with K-12 students

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