Keystone Teaching Fellows Program

Undergraduate teaching fellow (TF) positions are available for assisting with Keystone courses as part of the Keystone Program at the University of Maryland.

The Keystone Program is dedicated to teaching excellence in the fundamental engineering courses which are required by most freshman and sophomore students in the College of Engineering. The goal is to improve student retention and graduation rates by ensuring that students receive the best learning experience during their early, formative stages.

Positions are available in the following:

  • ENES 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design
  • ENES 102 – Mechanics I
  • ENES 220 – Mechanics II
  • ENES 221 – Dynamics 
  • ENES 232 – Thermodynamics or
  • BIOE 120 - Biology for Engineers

The purpose of the Keystone Teaching Fellows program is to support new students as they begin their academic career in engineering. Keystone Teaching Fellows (TFs) are assigned to work with one professor in one section of a Keystone course. The average time commitment for a Keystone Teaching Fellow is 7 hours per week for 15 weeks. Keystone Teaching Fellowships are available for ENES 102 - Mechanics I, ENES 220 - Mechanics II, ENES 221 - Dynamics, ENES 232 - Thermodynamics, and BIOE 120 - Biology for Engineers.

Job duties may include

  • Remain current on content being taught each week (attending class as necessary)
  • Attend and assist the instructor during ALL Friday in-class discussion sessions for the assigned section
  • Hold 4 weekly office hours in the Keystone Center
  • Assist in administering and grading homework assignments, group work, quizzes, and/or other forms of student assessment
  • Meet regularly with your assigned section instructor and/or instructional team
  • Provide individual/group tutoring/review sessions, as needed, or provide appropriate referrals
  • Serve as a resource to the section’s project teams, providing feedback as requested and facilitating team interactions
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the instructor

Qualifications

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing in engineering
  • An overall G.P.A. > 3.25 (> 3.50 preferred)
  • Successful completion of ENES 102, ENES 220, ENES 221, and / or ENES 232 with an A grade
  • BIOE candidates must have an A grade in BIOE 120 and BSCI 330
  • Commitment to attend ALL Friday in-class discussion sessions for the assigned section

Training

  • An online teaching fellow training program will take place prior to and for the first few weeks of the semester. Completion of this training program is required for all new Keystone TFs.
  • All Keystone TFs must have a certificate of completion for the UMD FERPA Tutorial on file with the Keystone Program.

Benefits

  • $1,575 per semester stipend
  • Access to the Keystone Teaching Fellows office in the J. M. Patterson Building
  • Opportunity to reinforce knowledge of engineering fundamentals by tutoring
  • Opportunity to build your resume in "professional engineering skills" such as coaching and teaching
  • Opportunity to work with faculty members who may serve as references for employment or graduate school

How to apply
Applicants should fill out the Google form and upload resume, unofficial transcript, and fall 2023 class schedule here 

If you have questions about the position, please feel free to email Ms. Jackelyn Lopez Roshwalb, the Assistant Director of Keystone.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

 

The purpose of the Keystone Teaching Fellows program is to support new students as they begin their academic career in engineering. ENES100 Undergraduate Teaching Fellows (UTFs) are assigned to work with one professor in one section of ENES100 (~40 students). The average time commitment for an ENES100 UTF is 10 hours per week for 15 weeks.

Job duties may include

  • Attend ALL 4 hours of ENES100 class lectures and lab
  • Remain current on content being taught each week
  • Meet regularly with your assigned ENES100 section instructor
  • Attend and participate in weekly ENES100 TF meetings
  • Maintain 3 weekly office hours in the Keystone Center and during open lab sessions, meeting with students and/or teams as needed
  • Assist the ENES100 instructor in the development of instructional and assessment materials
  • Assist in administering and grading homework assignments, group work, quizzes, and/or other forms of student assessment
  • Maintain records of student attendance and progress
  • Under the supervision of the instructor, plan and teach one or two class periods during the semester
  • Assist with staffing of open lab hours during the prototype fabrication segment of the course
  • Serve as a resource to the section’s teams, providing feedback as requested and facilitating team interactions
  • Provide information about and encourage involvement in engineering student societies and activities
  • Provide referrals for assistance such as academic advising, study skills, time management, general tutoring, and personal counseling
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the instructor

Qualifications

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Engineering student
  • Good academic standing (3.00 GPA or higher preferred)
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or Google equivalent) required
  • Good oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Clark School and University resources (i.e., Engineering Co-op & Career Services office, academic advising, UMD and Clark School computer facilities, Keystone Center)
  • Commitment to attend ALL 4 hours of the assigned ENES100 section per week, ALL in-person training sessions, and the weekly ENES100 TF meetings

Training

  • In-person ENES100 TF training will take place the week before the semester begins, exact dates and times TBA. Attendance at the in-person ENES100 TF training is required for ALL ENES100 UTFs.
  • An online teaching fellow training program will take place prior to and for the first few weeks of the semester. Completion of this training program is required for all new Keystone TFs.
  • All Keystone TFs must have a certificate of completion for the UMD FERPA Tutorial on file with the Keystone Program.

Benefits

  • $2,400 per semester stipend
  • Access to the Keystone Teaching Fellows office in the J. M. Patterson Building
  • Opportunity to reinforce knowledge of engineering fundamentals by tutoring
  • Opportunity to build your resume in "professional engineering skills" such as coaching, teaching, conflict management, annd project management
  • Opportunity to work with faculty members who may serve as references for employment or graduate school

How to apply
Applicants should fill out the Google form and upload resume, unofficial transcript, and fall 2023 class schedule here

If you have questions about the position, please feel free to email Ms. Jackelyn Lopez Roshwalb, the Assistant Director of Keystone.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

The purpose of the Keystone Teaching Fellows program is to support new students as they begin their academic career in engineering. ENES100 Undergraduate Teaching Fellows (UTFs) are assigned to work with one professor in one section of ENES100 (~40 students). The average time commitment for an Advanced ENES100 UTF is 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. An ENES100 UTF is considered advanced after having served as an ENES100 UTF for 1 semester.

Job duties may include

  • Attend ALL 4 hours of ENES100 class lectures and lab
  • Remain current on content being taught each week
  • Meet regularly with your assigned ENES100 section instructor
  • Maintain 3 weekly office hours in the Keystone Center and during open lab sessions, meeting with students and/or teams as needed
  • Assist the ENES100 instructor in the development of instructional and assessment materials
  • Assist in administering and grading homework assignments, group work, quizzes, and/or other forms of student assessment
  • Maintain records of student attendance and progress
  • Under the supervision of the instructor, plan and teach one or two class periods during the semester
  • Assist with staffing of open lab hours during the prototype fabrication segment of the course
  • Serve as a resource to the section’s teams, providing feedback as requested and facilitating team interactions
  • Provide information about and encourage involvement in engineering student societies and activities
  • Provide referrals for assistance such as academic advising, study skills, time management, general tutoring, and personal counseling
  • Attend, participate in, and assist in leading the in-person ENES100 UTF training (see details below)
  • Attend, participate in, and assist in leading the weekly ENES100 TF meetings
  • Mentor new ENES100 TFs in group dynamics, conflict management, instructor-TF interactions, etc.
  • Provide leadership and support for the ENES100 course
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the instructor

Qualifications

  • Must have successful experience(s) as an ENES100 UTF in a previous academic semester
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Engineering student
  • Good academic standing (prefer 3.00 GPA or higher)
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or Google equivalent) required
  • Good oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Clark School and University resources (i.e., Engineering Co-op & Career Services office, academic advising, UMD and Clark School computer facilities, Keystone Center)
  • Be willing to be a peer mentor and work with Keystone staff and professors to improve the overall experience of students in ENES100
  • Commitment to attend ALL 4 hours of the assigned ENES100 section per week
  • Commitment to attend and serve in a leadership role for ALL in-person training sessions and the weekly ENES100 TF meetings

Training

  • In-person ENES100 TF training will take place the week before the semester begins, exact dates and times TBA. Attendance at the in-person ENES100 TF training is required for ALL ENES100 UTFs.
  • All Keystone TFs must have a certificate of completion for the UMD FERPA Tutorial on file with the Keystone Program.

Benefits

  • $2,600 per semester stipend
  • Access to the Keystone Teaching Fellows office in the J. M. Patterson Building
  • Opportunity to reinforce knowledge of engineering fundamentals by tutoring
  • Opportunity to build your resume in "professional engineering skills" such as coaching, teaching, conflict management, project management, with additional opportunities for leadership and mentoring as an Advanced ENES100 UTF
  • Opportunity to work with faculty members who may serve as references for employment or graduate school

How to apply
Applicants should fill out the Google form and upload resume, unofficial transcript, and fall 2023 class schedule here

If you have questions about the position, please feel free to email Ms. Jackelyn Lopez Roshwalb, the Assistant Director of Keystone.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

The purpose of the Keystone Teaching Fellows program is to support new students as they begin their academic career in engineering. Laboratory Teaching Fellows (LTFs) are responsible for assisting ENES100 instructors, overseeing the labs, and assisting with instruction of content such as Arduino programming. The average time commitment for an LTF is 12 hours a week for 16 weeks.

Job duties may include

  • Assist with the teaching of course-related software tools (e.g. Arduino programming)
  • Be trained in and safely operate a variety of shop tools to include: power drills, powered saws, powered sanders, soldering irons, 3D printers, and laser cutters
  • Assist with the preparation and running of in-class activities that use lab materials and tools
  • Assist with the overall supervision, maintenance, and improvement of the Keystone Laboratories
  • Assist with the development of project-specific hardware used by all students (e.g. arena)
  • Provide support to student teams as they prototype and troubleshoot their designs
  • Attend and participate in weekly ENES100 TF meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the ENES100 instructors

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Successful completion of ENES100 with a letter grade of A- or higher
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with computer programming and electronic circuits, and experience with mechanical design and fabrication methods
  • Sophomores through seniors are considered, with preference for those who will not be graduating within the year they serve as an LTF
  • Electrical and Computer engineering major is a plus!
  • Commitment to attend ALL in-person training sessions and the weekly ENES100 TF meetings

Training

  • In-person ENES100 TF training will take place the week before the semester begins, exact dates and times TBA. Attendance at the in-person ENES100 TF training is required for ALL ENES100 LTFs.
  • All Keystone TFs must have a certificate of completion for the UMD FERPA Tutorial on file with the Keystone Program.

Benefits

  • $2,900 per semester stipend
  • Access to the Teaching Fellows office in the J. M. Patterson Building
  • Opportunity to reinforce knowledge of engineering fundamentals by tutoring
  • Opportunity to build your resume in "professional engineering skills" such as coaching, teaching, conflict management, project management, and leadership
  • Opportunity to work with faculty members who may serve as references for employment or graduate school

The position will be adjusted throughout the semester to meet the needs of the class.

Expect to hold ~8 hours in the labs per week preparing the lab spaces for use and supporting instructors (Monday - Thursday during scheduled ENES100 class times), and ~4 hours in the labs on Fridays. LTFs are not expected to be able to participate in every section of the course, but their time needs to be scheduled weekly so that they can assist with the same sections each week in terms of overseeing the labs, providing demonstrations, and assisting with the instruction of content such as Arduino programming.

How to apply
Applicants should fill out the Google form and upload resume, unofficial transcript, and fall 2023 class schedule here

If you have questions about the position, please feel free to email Ms. Jackelyn Lopez Roshwalb, the Assistant Director of Keystone.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

The purpose of the Keystone Teaching Fellows program is to support new students as they begin their academic career in engineering. Laboratory Teaching Fellows (LTFs) are responsible for assisting ENES100 instructors, overseeing the labs, and assisting with instruction of content such as Arduino programming. The average time commitment for an LTF is 12 hours a week for 16 weeks. An ENES100 LTF is considered advanced after having served as an ENES100 LTF for 1 semester.

Job duties may include

  • Assist with the teaching of course-related software tools (e.g. Arduino programming)
  • Be trained in and safely operate a variety of shop tools to include: power drills, powered saws, powered sanders, soldering irons, 3D printers, and laser cutters
  • Assist with the preparation and running of in-class activities that use lab materials and tools
  • Assist with the overall supervision, maintenance, and improvement of the Keystone Laboratories
  • Assist with the development of project-specific hardware used by all students (e.g. arena)
  • Provide support to student teams as they prototype and troubleshoot their designs
  • Attend and participate in weekly ENES100 TF meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the ENES100 instructors

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Successful completion of ENES100 with a letter grade of A- or higher
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with computer programming and electronic circuits, and experience with mechanical design and fabrication methods
  • Sophomores through seniors are considered, with preference for those who will not be graduating within the year they serve as an LTF
  • Electrical and Computer engineering major is a plus!
  • Commitment to attend ALL in-person training sessions and the weekly ENES100 TF meetings

Training

  • In-person ENES100 TF training will take place the week before the semester begins, exact dates and times TBA. Attendance at the in-person ENES100 TF training is required for ALL ENES100 LTFs.
  • All Keystone TFs must have a certificate of completion for the UMD FERPA Tutorial on file with the Keystone Program.

Benefits

  • $3,100 per semester stipend
  • Access to the Teaching Fellows office in the J. M. Patterson Building
  • Opportunity to reinforce knowledge of engineering fundamentals by tutoring
  • Opportunity to build your resume in "professional engineering skills" such as coaching, teaching, conflict management, project management, and leadership
  • Opportunity to work with faculty members who may serve as references for employment or graduate school

The position will be adjusted throughout the semester to meet the needs of the class.

Expect to hold ~8 hours in the labs per week preparing the lab spaces for use and supporting instructors (Monday - Thursday during scheduled ENES100 class times), and ~4 hours in the labs on Fridays. LTFs are not expected to be able to participate in every section of the course, but their time needs to be scheduled weekly so that they can assist with the same sections each week in terms of overseeing the labs, providing demonstrations, and assisting with the instruction of content such as Arduino programming.

How to apply
Applicants should fill out the Google form and upload resume, unofficial transcript, and fall 2023 class schedule here

If you have questions about the position, please feel free to email Ms. Jackelyn Lopez Roshwalb, the Assistant Director of Keystone.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023


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