Do You See Your High School Students in Future STEM Careers?

There are nothing but opportunities for high school students thinking about careers in STEM. The field continues to shift, just as student perceptions do. That is why the American Association of Physics Teachers, Destination Imagination, National Girls Collaborative, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, and Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) are collaborating on a research project focused on high school students’ perceptions of STEM careers.  The Student Research Foundation works closely with the Research Consortium to analyze and present these data.

In previous research, we found that the majority of STEM students (51%) saw their STEM courses as “extremely” or “very important” to their future careers.  Our ultimate objective is to stimulate a dialogue on career pathways among parents, teachers and students.

By including your students as part of this important research project, you can help them:

  • further consider their strengths, interests, and the career options open to them;
  • receive information from colleges, universities, career and technical schools, and other postsecondary institutions seeking to recruit students with their specific interests, talents, skill sets, and career goals; and
  • gain more access to postsecondary scholarship opportunities.

Please watch for a package in January from The Research Consortium on STEM Career Pathways.  If you want to make sure you receive this package, please fill out this simple on-line form or email us at to make sure you’re on the list!  Please visit our websites for postings about our research and for other useful information.  Thank you for participating!

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