Picture a Scientist is a collection of photographs and letters from real scientists that you can use to foster your students’ exploration of STEM careers! Each letter describes the scientist’s journey to becoming a scientist, their education, and their career path. Students can browse letters by the scientist’s photo, area of research, job title, and/or location. You can access the scientists’ photos and letters here. Letters to a Pre-Scientist hopes this new initiative helps more students explore new STEM careers and deepen their understanding of a few of the paths that exist to become a STEM professional.
To supplement the photographs and letters, Letters to a Pre-Scientist has developed a lesson plan for science teachers to best utilize Picture a Scientist as a tool for STEM career exploration in their classroom. Download the lesson plan and materials here.