A survey by the Lemelson-MIT Program says that teens in America are interested in science, engineering, and math but don't have the proper mentorship to pursue those fields as careers. Two-thirds of the kids, in fact, "said that the lack of a mentor would discourage them from entering a science or engineering career," says a post at Ars Technica. To help change this, scientists need to reach out and offer to talk to young people, letting them know what they do and what it is they can expect from a career in science. At the end of the post, author Matt Ford lists places to contact, including Wake Forest University Brain Awareness Council and MIT K-12 Outreach Programs.
Part of Being a Truly Great Scientist
Feb 19, 2009