High school isn’t too late to get teens into STEM

The research provides new insights as policymakers in the United States look to increase the number of students going into the STEM fields. A strong pipeline of STEM graduates is seen as critical for economic growth and global competitiveness, with recent international tests ranking the United States 35th in math achievement and 27th in science achievement.

12 Scholarships for Hispanic Students Interested in STEM

Like women, Hispanic people are severely underrepresented in STEM fields. Luckily, here are 12 organizations trying to close this gap by helping Hispanic students who are interested in STEM get through college.

Passport2College Program

DeVry University’s 15th annual Passport2College Program offers college-level classes to Georgia’s high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in August 2012, or seniors who will graduate in May 2012 – at no cost!

Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars

NASA wants you to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. The WISH project offers a one-of-a-kind experience for female high school students like you to jump start your future and explore the possibilities of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related major or career. WISH wants female high school juniors from across the country to participate in our pilot project! Your adventure starts with an online community and culminates with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Summer 2012.
Apply by clicking on the link above.

STEM Workers: Please Live Long and Prosper

Today the Economics and Statistics Administration at the Commerce Department released a report highlighting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers who drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries.

Ga Tech Summer Science & Engineering Camps

List of science, computer science, and engineering programs offered by CEISMC on the Ga Tech campus this summer.

iD Tech Camps-Emory University

iD Tech Camps held at Emory (

Prove to others that gaming is more than a hobby, and apply your STEM interest to creating a video game, talking to industry professionals, and building a portfolio for college and future careers. 2-week, pre-college summer programs for Teens.  Small class sizes (guaranteed max 8:1) with courses taught by top-tier instructors who have degrees in the field and impressive backgrounds.  Locations include Emory, Harvard, Stanford, and others. Students can earn Accredited Continuing Education Units.

Young Naturalists Awards

The American Museum of Natural History’s (AMNH) Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7–12 to promote participation and communication in science.

Fermilab Internships

High school students work with Fermilab scientists and engineers who advance our understanding of the nature of matter and energy. QuarkNet offers summer research opportunities in science and technology for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in and aptitude for science and mathematics. Two teams consisting of four students and one teacher work for six weeks with scientists or engineers on projects related to the Fermilab research program.

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science for High School Students

The United States Government labs offer these opportunities for students to intern at a lab during the summer.

North Georgia Club Scientific

Introducing young children to the mysteries of science through hands-on interactive experiments, adventures, and entertainment. Available for students in the Gwinnett County area.

P-TECH – IBM Unveils the P-TECH Playbook 

STEM Pathways to Colleges and Careers Schools: A Development Guide for Students

(MHSAP) Minority High School Apprenticeship Program

This program offers research apprenticeships to students who are an under-represented minority (African ancestry, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander).
Approximately 16 students are selected to participate in this four-week program. The program consists of four one-week modules of instruction: physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science. Master teachers from NYC and LI school districts engage the MHSAP participants in hands-on activities relating to the different types of research conducted at Brookhaven National Lab.

P-TECH – IBM Unveils the P-TECH Playbook 

STEM Pathways to Colleges and Careers Schools: A Development Guide for Students