The STEM Pathways program invites current 8th grade and high school students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) to spend the summer acting as “Student Scientists.” In this role, incoming high schoolers will have the opportunity to deliver hands-on STEAM outreach activities to local clubs and shadow research at DUML. This allows students to gain experience for a STEM career and/or help as they prepare for college!
We understand that parents work and not everyone has a license or car, so we have partnered with CCATS to provide transportation to all events for those who need it. Additionally, student scientists will receive a summer stipend for their work!
For the research component of the STEM Pathways program, student scientists shadow PhD students at DUML to get an idea of what topics they may be interested in as well as to see science in action. From analyzing habitats with drones to identifying parasite interactions in local marshes, students are able to take part in relevant research. Through coding, field and/or lab work, student scientists will develop a variety of new skills.