This lively, colorful guidebook provides everything you need to know to help your child get inspired, succeed in school and map a path forward in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. Learn how STEM has become a gateway to career success and how you can be "one of your child's best advocates for STEM, no matter what your educational background is." This is a must-have resource for parents who want to guide their children through school and into a successful career. Among the chapters are: * What Is STEM All About? * A Wealth of Career Paths (Hint: not all require a college degree) * Fabulous Family Field Trips * Great Reads for Young Scientists * Handy Online Homework Help * Why Your Daughter Might Need Extra Encouragement * Pssst The Secret to Sticking With Math * Best High Schools for STEM * College Majors That Rock * Insights from will.i.am, Black-Eyed Peas frontman and STEM enthusiast * Plus first-person accounts from a cybersecurity expert, oceanographer, software developer, automotive technician, aerospace engineer and a diverse variety of other people working in STEM-related fields From the guidebook: "It's no secret why there is so much emphasis at schools nationwide on science, technology, engineering and math: Simply put, that's where the jobs are." "A little bit of engineering and computer science can go a long way no matter one's future career. The key is to get kids excited about science at an early age - even as young as preschool.
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