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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.


  • wgr31953 says:

    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.

  • Andy says:

    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.

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