National Science Foundation (NSF)
- NSF and the Girl Scouts of America have produced Girls Go Tech, an interactive
website that provides activities that encourage girls to become interested
in how things work. The website has information on role models and career
ideas that can spark young women’s curiosity about science, math, and
engineering. Located at http://www.girlsgotech.org,
the site also offers resources for parents and teachers.
- NIH’s career database, called LifeWorks, enables students, parents,
mentors, advisors, and guidance counselors to research more than 100 careers
and learn what the jobs entail on a daily basis, what the salary is, and how
much education is required. LifeWorks also provides suggestions for high school
and college courses that can help someone achieve success in a particular
career. The site is constantly being updated, so the numbers of listed careers
will continue to grow. Students can also choose to take a short survey (Career
Finder) to help them determine which careers they might be interested in pursuing.
LifeWorks can be found at http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.
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