Talking with Middle School Students in Wisconsin
Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins
I live-streamed recently with a sharp group of science students at the Johnson Creek Middle School, Johnson Creek WI. The topic of our conversation was how to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)? Among the questions that the students posed: What inspired you to become a scientist? What are roadblocks and how do you to overcome them? Here are my answers as well as our full conversation, which took place on December 10, 2018.
Learning the basic rules of scientific research; and then pursuing answers in the behavioral sciences utilizing the scientific method makes for a career in a much needed area.
What a bunch of smart kids! Hopefully, with the current changes in Wisconsin, these kids will have a much better path to pursuing a career in STEM. We definitely need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math.