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As a counselor, it is your job to direct students interested in STEM to the correct places. There are many resources that you can use to encourage students who are interested in STEM down the right path.
Programs To Encourage Students To Participate In
There are a range of programs that you can direct students to for them to learn more about STEM. If they are interested in STEM, direct them to one of these programs. If these programs don’t exist at your school, talk to some teachers and get a program going. Students might be scared to try and start a program with a teacher, but they might be more willing to join one if it already exists.
-Students can create a STEM profile to see how they rank among the top STEM talent in the nation. It will give them the ability to evaluate personal performance, earn recognition and access exclusive STEM scholarships.
– Contact information for National Space Grant Directors
– A list of NASA centers to visit
– The Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE, is a multi-tier year-round program designed for students in ninth to 12th grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
– Career Challenge: Enrich 21st Century Skills
– The latest data and information about master’s education in science, mathematics, and engineering. Here you will find a database of over 2,000 programs from over 300 institutions as well as articles, tables and data pertaining to science master’s education and the master’s workforce.
– A list of contacts for NASA Field Center Educator Resource Centers
– Career planning and life skills for a global society
– The Education Programs Office is dedicated to sustaining NASA’s technical workforce of tomorrow. Located at USRA Houston, the Education Programs Office (EPO) offers several exciting internship programs for high school and college students. These internships provide rich on-the-job training experiences that encourage educational advancement and academic achievement in careers directly related to NASA’s technical workforce.
Scholarships For Students
Pass these great links along to students so they can better afford the rising cost of college.
A resource of colleges that have guaranteed scholarships based on requirements. Guaranteed scholarships are those which are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other “secondary” requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships.
Awesome scholarship resource that lists over 50 free scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Other valuable resources on this website includes an instant GPA calculator, contact information for every college in the United States, a list of colleges which offer comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities, lists of Christian, Catholic, and woman’s colleges, a list of historically black and colleges and universities (HBCU’s), and links to more than 2,500 career schools and colleges.
Offering students studying in the field of technology and computational mathematics financial support throughout their undergraduate career (annual application is required), with support increasing by 50% each consecutive year of qualification. First year students receive $5,000. Applications open in the middle of January.
-A list of scholarships for students of color
-College Board has a lot of resources including tons of different scholarships
-A list of scholarships for women
-A list of engineering scholarships
-A list of Aerospace Engineering scholarships
-A list of Chemical Engineering scholarships
-A list of Materials Science scholarships
-A list of scholarships for every category including scholarships for international students, married students, military students, minority students, study abroad students, transfer students, and women.
Guides To Make You A Better Counselor In STEM
Here are just some guides to help you become a better counselor.
- Gender Fair Counseling for STEM
– A guide for K-12 school counselors, pre-service counselors and their college instructors.
-A great resource for STEM statistics and other great information about how to get students involved!
Do you know of a resource that we don’t? Let us know and we’ll add it to the site!