Mom or Dad, were you puzzled when you learned that your child was interested in a STEM career?
Did you even know what that meant? Maybe you thought STEM meant a career in agriculture or botany.
Although we are sure that you are now pretty much up to speed about what your kid is preparing to do with his or her life, here are some resources that can help you learn more and stay on top of trends.
These books can help you understand the careers and jobs that could lie ahead for your children . . .
- Stem Careers: A Student’s Guide to Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by Paul Greer. Trotman Education Books.
- Nerdy Jobs in STEM: 21 Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math that Make it Cool to Be Smart by Noreen Raines. Create Space.
- Dream Jobs in Engineering by Colin Hynson Dream Jobs in Technology by Colin Hynson and Dream Jobs in Science by Chris Oxlade (three different books). Crabtree Publishing.
New research from the Student Research Foundation explains how students become interested in STEM careers, what jobs are available for them, and more . . .
- Research Consortium on Science, Technology and Mathematics, The Student Research Foundation.
- Research Consortium on Career Pathways & 21st Century Skills, The Student Research Foundation.
- Research Consortium on Health/Science Career Pathways, The Student Research Foundation.
Blogs that Cover STEM Education and Careers
Many blogs out there support teachers and their classroom needs. Here are four that offer supportive information for parents . . .
Not sure if STEM is for you? Participate in the National College & Career Pathway Study and receive information on college and career opportunities that match your interests.
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