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More Students Should Be Thinking about Careers in Health Services Today - Student Research Foundation

More Students Should Be Thinking about Careers in Health Services Today

Research conducted by the Student Research Foundation earlier this year found that many American high school students were already interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences. That was before Coronavirus reached our shores. But even then, our research found that  . . . Read more

Career Discovery Data Science - Student Research Foundation

Career Discovery: Data Science

The Coronavirus is causing many people a lot of stress. But at the same time, many of us are relying on a range of professionals who were not on our radar before.  It is a time of anxiety, but also a time to learn

For example, we are relying more than ever before on statistics compiled by analysts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Statistics amassed by these professionals are being reported widely on the news. How many new cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in the U.S., for example, or in our state, or in our town, or in our school system? That kind of data helps us understand the crisis and stay aware of the risks. And we are newly aware of, and thankful to, the professionals who collect and analyze the information we need. Read more

Classes Cancelled Here Are Some High-Productivity Activities High School Students Can Do Anyway - Student Research Foundation

Classes Cancelled? Here Are Some High-Productivity Activities High School Students Can Do Anyway

“Thousands of Students In New York Face Shuttered Schools,” an article in The New York Times on March 10, 2020, reports that more schools could close because of the current Coronavirus scare. The article reports that public schools have closed in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York. And it you do a little searching online, chances are you will find that public schools near you are have either closed down temporarily or have contingency plans to do so if students, teachers or administrators become ill. 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

College Admission Trends for Year 2020 - Student Research Foundation

College Admission Trends for Year 2020

Are you applying to college in the coming year? Are you a parent of a student who will be applying, or are you counseling students who will be?

If so, it is important to remember that 2019 saw some of the biggest changes ever in college admissions – changes that will exert a major impact on the way colleges are evaluating applicants this year.

Here are some changes that we believe we can all agree will happen. 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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