Teaming up with a STEM Science Coach or mentor can be rewarding to both you and your students. I was surprised at the impact a science mentor has on students when I recieved an email from a former student.
I am a chemist and member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. Technical staff members are expected to apply their expertise to a variety of ongoing scientific research projects.
Read Charlotte Allerton's career profile describing her background and her current position within Pfizer's Medicine Design organization.
This assignment helps students realize that chemistry class is not just a place where we talk about and imagine stuff we can’t see, but the things we learn in chemistry are actually used in real life in lots of different ways.
Read Dr. Nakita Noel’s career profile describing her background and her current position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Princeton Research Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
ChemEd X has invited professionals working in chemistry related fields to write about their background, experience and advice they have for those interested in a similar career path. Chemistry instructors can use these as a resource to help students glimpse the variety of chemistry related fields open to them.
Read Jason Kong’s career profile describing his background and his current position as a chemical laboratory supervisor for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
This is an excellent book on careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), aimed at, “.. anybody contemplating or doing a doctorate in engineering or one of the physical sciences”.