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Posted March 17, 2021, 12:51 p.m. by Julia Lloyd | View Comments
pre-med program

Are you interested in the field of medicine but unsure how to get started? Do you have a free summer and are you looking to fill it with an informative and intellectually-stimulating course? If you are looking for a way to expand your knowledge in any STEM subdiscipline, then you might want to check out a Pre-Med Summer Program! Are You Looking for a Mini-Med School Experience This Summer? Check out Tufts University: Pre-College Mini-Med School, which is a summer intensive taught by Tuft University’s medical faculty. In this program, students will learn about medical school and will learn from ...

Posted Feb. 12, 2021, 12:05 p.m. by Janice Haller | View Comments
robotics career

What is Robotics? Robotics is the field of study with the unique intersection of computer science and engineering; where robots perform tasks to help or replace humans. Whether it’s assembling cars, loading trucks, or venturing into areas that are dangerous to human life, robots have made our lives easier and safer. You might have seen videos of the robots from Boston Dynamics dancing, traveling through complicated terrain, or pulling a delivery truck. Their dog and human-like robots (as they are often described) are funny to watch but also impressive. While these robots would make eye catching backup dancers, they can ...

Posted Aug. 10, 2020, 11:59 a.m. by Nadine Evans | View Comments
medical school

Whether you're a senior high school student applying to college or just at the start of your undergraduate degree, you have a lot of upcoming decisions to make. One of which; applying to medical school, you've already decided on. As you already know, you must do really well during your undergraduate years in college to have a realistic chance of acceptance to medical school and one of the biggest keys to academic success is using self-reflection to decide what you want to study and where you want to study. Keep in mind that medical schools do not have a preference ...

Posted June 10, 2020, 9:06 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

These awesome 15 STEM summer online enrichment programs range between elementary, middle, and high school student offerings. Whatever is your passion, this summer you can find a program here to help take it to the next level; discover new interests; or if college-bound, boost college applications. The summer of 2020 is unique for sure, and so are YOU! This is a great time to immerse yourself in STEM, be inspired, and have FUN! Boston Architectural College Virtual Summer Academy: High School Design Exploration Grades: 9 - 12 Curious about design, a career in architecture, interior design, landscape design or working ...

Posted April 21, 2020, 9:27 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

We at TeenLife share society's goal of providing academic and enrichment opportunities that launch young people into life. Summer is an important time for learning. Thankfully there are a number of interesting online courses and virtual ways of meaningfully engaging middle and high school-aged students if they are unable to leave home or travel. They include coding classes, academic classes, foreign language learning - even remote community service experiences! Here are some of those that have caught our eye. American University: Discover the World of Communication Online Ready to build your college portfolio, learn something new, or explore an area ...

Posted April 16, 2020, 4:44 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

Looking for the most popular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs this year? Look no further. This article covers TeenLife’s top 10 most popular STEM programs for students from 6th grade through college. Acadia Institute: Advanced Marine Science Camp Program Seal Harbor, ME Grades: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG Acadia Institute of Oceanography's Advanced Sessions are pre-college summer courses offered to students age 15-19 who have completed one year of high school science, preferably biology or chemistry. This course, located in Seal Harbor, Maine, offers high school students the chance to explore their collegiate and career options during the advanced sessions. ...

Posted Sept. 27, 2019, 10 a.m. by Tracy Morgan | View Comments
encouraging girls in STEM

Women within the science industry in general are under-represented, despite some of the greatest scientific discoveries having been at the hands of women. There is a very tangible stigma attached to women being involved with computer science and other STEM occupations, with a media portrayal that only compounds the seemingly lack of interest girls have for the profession. Number of Women in Computer Science is on the Decline In the techno-crazy world we live in, you could be forgiven for assuming that computer science is a career that would appeal to both men and women equally. However, the number of ...

Posted July 31, 2019, 9 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
Pre-med in High School: How to Prepare for a Medical Career

What should high school students know before they commit to majoring in pre-med or search for the best teen pre-med programs? How can you find out if medicine is your true interest? What should you look for in a high-school summer medical program? High school is not too early to start thinking about pre-med. You can prepare academically, explore various careers in medicine and attend a medical or science summer camp program. Not only will these preparations help you decide if a career in medicine is for you, but they will look great on your high school resume and translate ...

Posted July 30, 2019, 8 a.m. by Laurie Higgins | View Comments
Young blond woman in blue sweater working on robotics.

Every October, the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus hosts a Science Carnival. Students at the two-year residential school dress in white lab coats and conduct scientific experiments in chemistry, biology and physics for more than 1,000 elementary grade students from nearby schools. It’s just one of the ways the school provides outreach to other teachers and students in the hope that younger children will become excited about the possibilities of science. MSMS is one of a growing number of schools to focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). STEM schools provide innovative learning experiences that help ...

Posted July 8, 2019, 3:50 p.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments

Are you interested in pursuing a STEM program to work with animals? The animal-related careers in science, technology, engineering or math are as vast as the animal kingdom itself. Jobs requiring STEM skills vary depending on the type of animals and the working environment so it’s important to think about where you want to be and what you want to do. Before you pursue a college STEM program, you should be able to answer these questions: What kind of animals do you want to work with (domestic pets, livestock, birds, ocean animals)? What interests you the most (teaching, conservation, medicine, ...

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