Love Letters to a Pre-Scientist, and want to do even more STEM outreach to young people? Check out these organizations working to demystify STEM for students:
- The Social Scientist is a global and virtual one-on-one mentorship initiative for the STEM community. The Social Scientist mentors can speak upon their education, career path and provide valuable insight on the nature of their work. Inquirers range from high school students to STEM professionals looking for advice. Mentors have set up ongoing communication with their mentees to provide stable and long-term mentorship. From graduate students to industry directors, all mentors have diverse backgrounds and endured their own struggles with career trajectory. The Social Scientist aims to break down barriers for STEM career development and open opportunities to all those interested. Sign up to be a mentor on their website!
- Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists will video chat into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q&A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. They aim to give students the opportunity to get to know a “real scientist”. This program can reach students from all over the world without having to leave the lab! Sign up to host a video chat!
- Stories in Science features stories of success, failure, fear, discovery, serendipity, collaboration, separation, inspiration, mentorship, and so much more! It is these stories that the Journal of Stories in Science is looking to publish. Submit your story to inspire others!
Know about an outreach opportunity we should highlight on this page? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll check it out!