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While in middle or high school, there are a variety of international, national, regional, and local programs and projects that can help you explore career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. 

By participating in these projects, you can also develop a network of other students with similar interests and goals.  They also provide opportunities for teamwork and many students earn recognition for their skills through awards and sometimes scholarships.

In addition, joining or starting a math, science, or computing club at your school can boost your experience and share mathematical fun with like minded students.

Featured Program: Spirit of Innovation Challenge
The Conrad Foundationís Spirit of Innovation Challenge invites high school students and their coaches (teachers, parents) to Get Their Genius On during its annual competition. Using science, technology, engineering and math skills, teams develop innovative products to help solve global and local problems while supporting global sustainability. As part of the program, the Conrad Challenge matches participants with world-renowned scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs as mentors to assist with advanced academic and business principles that success with other students.

The following list is a sample of programs, resources, and projects which may be of interest to you. Be sure to check with your local university to see if they sponsor local math, science, technology, engineering, or medicine related competitions.





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