Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ATETV - Attracting High School Students to STEM

How do you get high school students interested in a career in science? It all starts with exposure and image. Students won't pursue a career in science or technology if they aren't aware of their career options. Next, educators must build confidence. Young people will not continue down a path if they are discouraged for any reason. So, adults must offer all kinds of support- from content knowledge and skill building to mentorship. Finally, students must be involved in related opportunities outside the classroom.Offering voluntary science activities is a way to get students thinking about science even when they don't have to. This week ATETV profiles a program that successfully attracts students to science and technology in high schools.


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