Society for Science & the Public is thrilled to connect STEM professionals and STEM-focused college students with classrooms across the country. Many of the Society alumni, who are now pursuing degrees or careers in STEM, have expressed a desire to give back to their communities and inspire more students in STEM. Classroom teachers associated with our programs have often expressed a need for more STEM role models for their students and stronger connections to the professional scientific community. Due to the challenging academic circumstances created by the COVID-19 epidemic, we’re launching a program to help provide a unique STEM educational experience for virtual classrooms.
We encourage that the virtual classroom visit be centered around a free Society resource, an article from Science News, in addition to providing an opportunity for the STEM professional/student to share his or her own research, science fair experience, and trajectory from high school research to a career in STEM. The Society will pair a STEM professional/student with an interested teacher at a high school and together they will meet to create a plan for their collaboration. The next round of matches will be made in October 2021.