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
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
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.