Educator Survey: Do You See Your Students in Future STEM Careers?

By: Destination Imagination

There are nothing but opportunities for those students thinking about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The field continues to shift, just as student perceptions do. That is why 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.

In previous research, the Student Research Foundation found that the majority of STEM students (51%) saw their STEM courses as “extremely” or “very important” to their future careers. The 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 targeted 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 [email protected] to make sure you’re on the list! Thank you for participating!