Career Discovery Becoming a Pharmacist - Student Research Foundation

Career Discovery: Becoming a Pharmacist

Many people have been thinking about medicine and prescription drugs a lot over the last few weeks. They have been asking questions like these . . . Read more

How to Pick the Best Summer STEM Programs for High School Students - Student Research Foundation

How to Pick the Best Summer STEM Programs for High School Students

Dozens of summer STEM programs are available for high school students. Many are held on college campuses. Some courses are taught by their regular faculty members, others by undergraduate and graduate students.

What subjects can your high schoolers study at these programs?  Course offerings vary, but most programs offer courses like these: Read more

Use Pi Day as a STEM Learning Opportunity - Student Research Foundation

Use Pi Day as a STEM Learning Opportunity

Teachers, we know that Pi Day (March 14th) is already on your calendars and on your radar. This year, possibly more than in any past one, Pi Day offers opportunities to give creative lessons that turn your students’ attention to STEM studies. Read more

NASA Is Recruiting Astronauts . . . what will that mean for your students - Student Research Foundation

NASA Is Recruiting Astronauts . . . what will that mean for your students?

NASA is currently accepting applications from young people who would like to become astronauts. If you’re interested, you have until March 2 to apply. You can find all the information you need on the special NASA webpage that explains the program. Read more

Motivate Your Students to Love STEM with these Six Books - Student Research Foundation

Motivate Your Students to Love STEM with these Six Books

Sometimes it takes a great book to get students to fall in love with a field of study. If you are trying to motivate students to become interested in careers in science, technology, engineering or math – STEM – here are some books that could do the trick. Read more

Free Online AI Courses - Student Research Foundation

Free Online AI Courses Your STEM Students Should Know About

Artificial Intelligence is generating a lot of buzz these days. Your students may be interested in it, but do they understand what AI really is and how it is used in business, medicine, the military, and other applications? Do they understand basic AI concepts like machine learning, neural networks, and predictive diagnostics?

High school students who are interested in AI could take online courses that are being offered currently by a number of universities. The problem is that those courses tend to be expensive. Read more

What Do Cartographers Do? - Student Research Foundation

What Do Cartographers Do?

If you’ve been looking at lists of STEM jobs that offer good compensation and career potential, you have noticed that a number of the same jobs appear on most of them. There are computer system architects, engineers of all kinds, programmers . . . and cartographers.

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What Are the Best STEM Jobs for Your Students to Consider - Student Research Foundation

What Are the Best STEM Jobs for Your Students to Consider?

This list from U.S. News provides some insights

What STEM jobs offer the highest pay and the best chances of long-term employment?

“Explore Top Stem Careers,” an article that Susannah Snider and Rebecca Koenig published in U.S. News and World Report on April 22, 2019, offers some suggestions and provides food for thought. In compiling their list of careers, the authors accessed U.S. News’s own best jobs rankings and added data about projected job growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more

Why Do 60%+ of College Students Drop Out of STEM Programs - Student Research Foundation

Why Do 60%+ of College Students Drop Out of STEM Programs?

In a post she wrote for the Greatschools.org blog on March 10, 2014 (“Does our approach to teaching math fail even the smartest kids?”) Carol Lloyd notes that according to a study conducted by UCLA, as many as 60% of all college students who start a STEM major in college drop out. Read more

Who Needs a Female STEM Role Model - Student Research Foundation

Who Needs a Female STEM Role Model?

Microsoft Study: High School-Age Girls Benefit from Female STEM Role Models

We have all seen those illustrated books that are meant to inspire girls when they are in elementary and middle school – those biographies of scientists like Marie Curie and Sally Ride. By the time girls get to high school, they aren’t reading books like those any longer. But does that mean that by the time girls reach high school, they no longer need role models to motivate them to enter STEM careers Read more