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Why Science Fairs May Be Humanity’s Best Hope

STEM competitions are superhero training grounds. They foster confidence by helping young people think big about the world’s challenges. This panel brings us 3 youth superheroes who –by participating in the Society for Science & the Public’s STEM competitions like the International Science and Engineering Fair & the Science Talent Search– are seeking to solve our most intractable problems. These college students will share how STEM competitions instill confidence in the next generation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Highlight the importance of STEM competitions for the talent pipeline
  2. Learn how to best advocate for student participation in STEM competitions to help build confidence and leadership skills
  3. Introduce audience to extraordinary level of STEM work being accomplished by high school students who compete in STEM competitions

Speakers

Organizer

Gayle Kansagor, Chief Communications Officer, Society for Science and the Public


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