STEM Ambassadors

The Southern Research STEM Education Outreach Team and the UAB School of Engineering are looking for STEM Ambassadors to help execute our Drone Academy and Rover Academy programs this summer!


About the Ambassador Program

Drone Academy and Rover Academy are scholarship-based, week-long summer programs that offer a balanced, blended experience integrating interactive STEM learning, student mentoring, and career exposure designed for 9th-12th grade students. Drone Academy will prepare students to compete in today’s drone-centric world through hands-on UAV construction, 3D design, flying exercises, and experimenting. Rover Academy will expose students to robotics, coding, and integrative STEM learning to solve real world problems.

Drone Academy and Rover Academy are sponsored by Southern Research and UAB’s School of Engineering and will be held in UAB’s Education and Engineering Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Students will engage in a variety of hands-on activities as well as hear from engineers and industry professionals. The program curriculum will promote discovery and teach problem-solving skills and teamwork, while enhancing student understanding of necessary technology skills needed to be successful in STEM careers.

As a STEM Ambassador, you will gain extensive leadership, non-profit, and higher education experience, build relationships with a wide cross section of the community including leading scientists and engineers, and help advance our mission to embolden students who possess a passion for innovation and discovery to pursue their interests and strengthen the STEM community. Southern Research and UAB are committed to fostering creativity and impacting the future generation. Ideal candidates are passionate about STEM education, motivated to grow as a leader, and eager to gain experience working with students.


STEM Ambassadors will receive $16.50/hr. paid weekly through Express Employment Professionals. We will also provide you with a t-shirt and lunch each day of the training weeks and Drone/Rover Academy weeks.


Program dates are as follows. STEM Ambassadors will work a max of 40 hours/week and will have off on Memorial Day (5/29), Juneteenth (6/19), and the week of Independence Day (7/3-7/7).


The trainings, Drone Academy, and Rover Academy will take place in the UAB Education and Engineering Complex (EEC): 1150 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL, 35233. On Fridays during Drone Academy, we will be located at Kratos Defense: 757 Tom Martin Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211.


2023 Applications are now closed. Send any questions to with the subject line: STEM Ambassador Program.