Share your journey as a student in STEM to spark curiosity, creativity and passion in K-12 students as they explore professional and academic pathways. You'll partner with Belouga.org, a digital platform connecting people in 98 countries, to inspire the next generation of college students.
STEM innovation is evolving at a rapid pace, and colleges and universities are continuing to add new academic programs that position students for emerging careers. For high school students exploring career and academic pathways, it can be difficult to gain information and clarity related to emerging fields and programs of study. Yet, if we are serious about expanding the pipeline for critical STEM disciplines and increasing the number and diversity of prepared graduates, it is imperative that we engage students early—inspiring them while helping them navigate and prepare for the work. Who better to do so than the people who were in their shoes just a few years ago...you!
The ELN is proud to partner with Belouga to feature the stories of UB students on their own journeys within STEM innovation. The goal of the program will be to spark curiosity, creativity and passion in students interested in exploring STEM, while having UB students reflect on their own journey toward STEM careers. UB students will create an educational video series detailing their journey from first getting introduced to STEM, to how STEM innovation has shaped their university career and finally where STEM will lead them post graduation. The UB Students series will be shared within the Belouga global network, reaching high school students in 98 countries and providing them with a first hand experience and mentorship into what their own journey may look like.
|Length of commitment||The project will extend to include future phases, beginning with videos developed at home/remotely and extending to include lab-based and applied activities and tours|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Who is eligible||All students in a STEM major or career field|
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.