All across America, students have been waiting eagerly to start college or return to the campuses they love. Some of them are lucky enough to have their schools welcome them to campus. But as soon as students are starting to arrive, some of them have wasted no time in making the mistake of heading off to parties on or off campus. Read more
Studies conducted by The Student Research Foundation before the Covid-19 epidemic struck showed that many CTE-oriented high school students were thinking about pursuing careers in engineering, computer science, the health sciences, and manufacturing.
We expect that those careers are still of interest to STEM-oriented high school students today. However, it doesn’t take extensive research to observe that the demand for certain professions has increased dramatically in response to the pandemic over the last few months. Read more
In years past, many colleges and universities have posted online the speeches that were given at their commencement ceremonies.
Remarkably, many colleges and universities have done so again this year, even though they have held virtual online commencements. This year’s commencement addresses look different from those of past years. You won’t hear the cheers or laughter of the crowd. Not a single speaker’s hat gets blown off by a sudden gust of wind. But because most of this year’s speeches have been recorded close-up with computer video, they have an intimacy and a directness that can be quite affecting. Read more
There are many reasons why it makes sense for this year’s graduating high school seniors to take a year off – a gap year – before starting college.
Students who opt for gap years could . . . Read more
In these days of social distancing and stay-at-home guidance, it’s more important than ever to connect with friends and family members and to continue expressing your creativity. That’s why the Student Research Foundation would like to tell you about a great opportunity for students and their families, from Destination Imagination, one of our student research partners. Read more
Yesterday as I was driving through the suburban town where I live, I saw two police cruisers idling with their rooftop lights flashing.
Only a few weeks ago, I would have thought something terrible had happened. But today, the knowledge that my town’s law officers were looking out for my safety made me feel calm and reassured. Read more
“I look at my dear and darling students in my classes,” says a high school teacher, “and I am heartbroken to think that next year they will be living in danger on college campuses, which seem so prone to crime of all kinds. I hate to send them out there unprotected!” Read more
It might seem like the next presidential election is way in the future. But the fact is, it isn’t. Voting day is November 3, 2020, and the clock is ticking. If you are a college student who will be voting from campus, not from home, the time to plan how you will vote is NOW, not later. Read more