Late bloomers command a lot of attention from teachers, guidance counselors and parents. Perhaps that’s to be expected. Late bloomers seem to need the most help to decide their preferred subjects and majors, to bring their grades up, to pick colleges to apply to . . . and to just generally get themselves on track. Read more
Mr. Escobar Used Small Padlocks to Unlock His Students’ Curiosity
Mr. Escobar is a social science teacher at Tranquillity High School located in California. He is clearly a creative thinker when it comes to teaching social sciences to his 120+ students. He created a series of “escape room” lock box puzzles for them. After they discover a piece of historical information contained in each “room,” they unlock it and move on to another one. Read more
…But Be Sure to Read the Fine Print
Do you know a student who just plain cannot afford to pay any money at all for college?
Well, there is no shame in that. And the good news is, tuition-free colleges really can be found. The issue is that even though they really do exist (unlike leprechauns and unicorns), they usually only offer free tuition to students who meet certain requirements. Read more
New Student Research Foundation Study Finds that Students from All Backgrounds Feel the Same Way about Physics
In 2017, the Student Research Foundation asked 16,129 American high school students how they felt about the STEM subjects they were studying. The research was conducted in collaboration with our STEM Research Consortium partners, the American Association of Physics Teachers, National Girls Collaborative Project, and the National Association of Biology Teachers.
Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Institutions: How Does their Performance Compare to that of Students Who Entered from High School?
What percentage of students who are attending four-year American colleges started out at community colleges? Are they more, or less, likely to graduate than students who entered directly from high school? Read more
Student Research Foundation’s 2017-2018 STEM Study Points Out the Barriers that Prevent Hispanic Students from Considering STEM Careers
It is not difficult to find resources online that teach about the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are videos, songs, instructions for art projects, and more. Read more
The Student Research Foundation is proud to have established research partnerships with a number of outstanding educational organizations and foundations. Read more
As our name indicates, research is the lifeblood of the Student Research Foundation. But as any diligent researcher can tell you, the process of conducting research is facilitated when organizations like ours partner up and share resources with other organizations. When different organizations agree to cooperate, they can share data they already have, conduct new research together and enjoy other benefits. The net result is that the research that results is based on more comprehensive data – and in many ways, the research improves. Read more
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