Skills-Based Training

Skills-Based Training Plus a College Degree Add Up to a Better Career

Freelancers Find that Skills-Based Training Plus a College Degree Add Up to a Better Career

The 2018 Freelancing in America study from UpWork Global reports that freelancers are a fast-growing segment of working Americans. The study, which polled 6,000 U.S. workers, found that freelance workers now make up 56.7  million members of the American workforce. That is a growth of 3.7 million Americans since 2014.

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American Association of Physics Teachers a Student Research Foundation Partner

Get to Know the American Association of Physics Teachers

Research Partner Profile . . . the American Association of Physics Teachers

The Student Research Foundation is proud to have established research partnerships with a number of outstanding educational organizations and foundations. Read more

Manufacturing Careers Research by Student Research Foundation

Why Directing Students to Manufacturing Careers Makes Sense Today

What manufacturing careers can students pursue?

The short answer to that question is, a wide variety of them. Students who earn degrees in engineering can specialize in manufacturing and machine design. Computer science majors can become automation programmers. Students who earn Associates degrees in manufacturing technology can get jobs “on the line,” making sure that equipment is working well. And students with high school diplomas can take jobs in manufacturing too – everything from maintaining production equipment to monitoring the arrival of manufacturing supplies. Read more

Canadian Universities - Student Research Foundation

Are You Advising Students to Consider Canadian Universities?

Are you a teacher, a parent or a guidance counselor who is helping American students select colleges?

If so, how much do you know about Canadian colleges and universities? If you are not sure, please take a moment to answer a few questions. Read more

STEM Teacher - Student Research Foundation

Who Will Tomorrow’s Teachers Be?

More than 800,000 new teachers will be needed in America in the near future. But who will those teachers be? Do they begin to think about teaching while they are still in high school and if so, when? Read more

Things Kids Say Can Help You Guide their STEM Learning - Student Research Foundation

How “I Want to Be an Inventor” and other Things Kids Say Can Help You Guide their STEM Learning

Many new technologies have changed the world over the last 30-40 years. The Internet was one. Smartphones, cloud storage, social networking, computer simulations, and graphing calculators are only a few others.

But despite those changes, elementary-school kids still make some of the classic statements about their dreams that they were making 30, 40 or more years ago. From a practical perspective, the following statements offer educators opportunities to capitalize on student interests and direct them to STEM studies that align with their goals. Read more

What College Experiences Predict Career Happiness and Success? - Student Research Foundation

What College Experiences Predict Career Happiness and Success?

Findings from the 2017 Gallup-Purdue Index study

Every year Gallup updates its Gallup-Purdue Index, a study of 70,000 college graduates. If you follow how colleges are preparing students to succeed in their professional lives after graduation, it is well worth tracking this annual study and its findings. Read more

Future Jobs in Robotics - Student Research Foundation

Where Are the Future Jobs in Robotics?

Many high school students have discovered that robots are fun. Some students build combat robots and enter them in slam-bang competitions. Others join high school robotics clubs and build peace-loving robots. Still other students build robots at home. Read more

Why the SAT and ACT Tests Are Not Going to Go Away Soon - Student Research Foundation

Why the SAT and ACT Tests Are Not Going to Go Away Soon

Back in 1985, a group of educators founded, an organization dedicated to the idea that standardized tests like the SAT and ACT should no longer be used to evaluate college applicants.  In the years since, the “test optional” movement has picked up speed. On the website today, you can find a list of more than 1,000 colleges and universities that do not require either the SAT or the ACT. Read more