Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom - Thanks to the support of the Student Research Foundation

Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom to Show Students New Possibilities

Meet Mrs. K’s a high school teacher in South Carolina who is showing her class the potential

Mrs. K, a high school teacher in South Carolina, wanted her students to have Apple Pencils to use with their iPads. So she posted a project on DonorsChoose.org and asked for them. Because almost all of Mrs. K’s 100+ students come from low-income households, they would have little chance of experiencing the latest technologies like Apple Pencils unless they were provided by their school. But now, thanks to generous donors, her project is fully funded. And her students are using their Apple Pencils to write away on iPads. Read more

High School Students Are Thinking about STEM Careers in the Wrong Ways - Student Research Foundation

High School Students Are Thinking about STEM Careers in the Wrong Ways

In 2015, Ranstad US asked 1,000 students ages 11-17 what they knew and thought about STEM careers. The results of the survey, which were published in 2017, showed that most students in that age group are harboring misconceptions about what it means to pursue a STEM career. Read more

Generations Timeline and research on Generation Z - Student Research Foundation

How Are Gen Z High School Students Thinking About Careers Today?

Findings from the Student Research Foundation’s Career Pathways and 21st Century Skills Study . . .

In this post, we will take a close look at how members of Generation Z are preparing for their careers. Each of our posts about Gen Z focus on one research study. Read more

Most Important Career Skills Students Should Learn - Student Research Foundation

Career Counseling Advice: Tell Your Students the Importance of Loyalty to Employers

Keeping employees from quitting their jobs after only a month or two is becoming a bigger challenge for many businesses across the county. As one executive at an auto components manufacturer recently told us, “We hire young employees and then we can’t get them to stay around for more than a month or two, even if we offer them a bonus they have to wait three months to get. They get a little more money at other companies, and they are gone. This problem affects not only employees we expect to employ permanently, but summer employees and even interns.” Read more

Popcorn for college success - Student Research Foundation

How Mr. Starling’s Popcorn Project Gives His Students the Hunger to Learn

We have recently been blogging about some of the wonderful projects that have been funded through our partner program with DonorsChoose.org. Today we would like to tell you about one such funding project – and a remarkable one – that has now been funded thanks to the efforts of Mr. Starling, an 11-grade high school teacher at Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Read more

Generations Timeline and research on Generation Z - Student Research Foundation

How Are High School Students Thinking About Careers in Engineering?

Findings from the Student Research Foundation’s Research into Engineering Careers . . .

In this and upcoming blog posts, we will take a close look at how members of Generation Z are preparing for their careers. Each of our posts about Gen Z will focus on one study. Read more

Generations Timeline and research on Generation Z - Student Research Foundation

Members of Generation Z Feel Tech Anxiety before Starting their Careers

Findings from Deloitte’s “Generation Z Enters the Workforce” Research . . .

In this and upcoming blog posts, we will take a close look at how members of Generation Z are preparing for their careers. Each of our posts about Gen Z will focus on one research study. Read more

Three Questions Stacey Abrams Wants You to Ask about Your Goals - Student Research Foundation

Three Questions Stacey Abrams Wants You to Ask about Your Goals

Stacey Abrams has been very much in the news lately, thanks to her recent run to become Governor of Georgia. Although she withdrew her bid to become Governor amidst controversy after votes had been tabulated, her energetic and controversial campaign had the effect of making her a presence on the national political stage. People are now seeing her as a potential future candidate for Governor again, for the U.S. Senate, and even for the presidency of the United States. 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

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