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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 NAPE, the American Association of Physics Teachers , Destination Imagination, and the National Girls Collaborative , 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 your in-box during the back-to-school season for a package from The Research Consortium on STEM Career Pathways.  If you want to make sure you receive this package, please fill out this simple online form or email us at info@studentresearch.org 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!
Publications
About a Third of Americans Would Tell a High Schooler Seeking Career Advice to Enter a STEM-related Field
Marik Strauss, Pew Research Center
Americans tend to differ over the best career advice to give high school students, with younger adults urging them to follow their dreams and older Americans telling them they should enter occupations in the fields of STEM. Read More >>
Why We Shouldn't Push Students to Specialize in STEM Too Early
Annette Jacobson, PBS News Hour
Today's high school students are expected to decide on a life path early, and dedicate everything to pursuing that track. This is especially true for teens considering a STEM field, as they often use their high school experience to take all the STEM courses that will prepare them for college. While it can produce students with high technical capabilities, this hyper focus can have serious drawbacks. Read More >> 
The Importance of Women Mentoring Other Women
BRJ O'Donnell, The Atlantic
Elizabeth Lund, a vice president at Boeing, reflects on the lessons she's learned and passed on during her career as an aeronautical engineer. Read More >>
3 Ways to Get More Young Women Interested in STEM
Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech
From computational thinking to role models, educators can use classroom tech to further engage young women in STEM fields. Read More >> 
This Latina Air Force Veteran Is Changing the Face of STEM and the Drone Industry
Lili Gil Valletta, Huffington Post
One Latina that is making waves and changing the face of STEM is Dyan Gibbens, CEO and Founder of Trumbull Unmanned. Native of San Antonio, Texas and proud of her Mexican and Spanish heritage, this engineer has a wonder woman resume that includes serving in the Air Force, being named by Fortune as one of the women shaping the drone industry and a Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded Company.
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"Thor: Ragnarok" STEM Challenge Inspires Young Girls
Carlos Gonzalez, MachineDesign
Marvel Studios' annual event helps to keep these aspiring engineers interested in STEM education and future career paths. Read More >>
Disabilities Don't Stop These Experts in Science and Tech
Kathiann Kowalski, Science News for Students
From blowing things up to listening to bugs, there's a STEM career for everyone. Read More >>
This Latina Air Force Veteran Is Changing the Face of STEM and the Drone Industry
Lili Gil Valletta, Huffington Post
One Latina that is making waves and changing the face of STEM is Dyan Gibbens, CEO and Founder of Trumbull Unmanned. Native of San Antonio, Texas and proud of her Mexican and Spanish heritage, this engineer has a wonder woman resume that includes serving in the Air Force, being named by Fortune as one of the women shaping the drone industry and a Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded Company.
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Report on Underrepresented Students in STEM
Nick Roll, Insider Higher Ed
The report, part of a collaborative effort from eight California State University campuses, emphasizes collaboration between existing academic affairs and student affairs programs, which are often separated, as well as specific interventions for struggling students.
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These Are the Companies Doing the Most to Hire and Retain Women in Tech
Fast Company
Companies across industries are adding more women to their technical workforces, according to a recent report from the Anita Borg Institute. Read More >> 
Lessons from Yelp's Empirical Approach to Diversity
R. Williams et al., Harvard Business Review
Yelp's approach to improving on diversity has involved piloting a variety of strategies, and we are now analyzing the data. Read More >>
Ellen Pao Says It's Time for a Tech Industry Reset  
Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY
 The gender discrimination trial that rocked Silicon Valley may be long over but her fight is not. And Ellen Pao has a message for the white male-dominated tech industry: It's time for a "reset." Read More >>
Tackle Negative Thinking Head-On to Boost Diversity in Biomedicine
Esther Landhuis, NPR
Stereotype threat can drive up a person's heart rate, raise stress hormones, and sap working memory, leaving less brainpower for the task at hand. Read More >>
Look for Ben Williams, PhD, at These Events
 At ACTE's STEM in CTE Symposium, Dr. Williams offer a session titled "Ensuring Equity in Problem-Based Learning," in which all participants will receive NAPE's newest "Ensuring Equity in Problem-Based Learning Toolkit."

At the VISION 2017 Conference, he will offer a session titled "Realize Your Students' Potential with Mindset" and will be present at the NAPE booth.
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