Communication: Commonly Misused Words

If you think you can sleep through your English class, think again. Communication is key for all fields, including STEM. Check out these commonly misused words! We all have at least one of those friends - the person who is incredibly smart, yet sounds uneducated when speaking. Language doesn't always have to be formal, but...

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A Student Guide to Understanding Credit

Understanding credit can be tricky - and even once you understand credit, it can be difficult to apply the things you've learned. We recommend talking to a financial expert to lay out an individual plan. But there are a few basics to understanding credit that you should be familiar with before having that conversation so...

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Top 15 Benefits of a STEM Education Revisited

STEM scares many students because it is perceived as being too difficult and - tragically - boring. Clear up the misconceptions and check out these benefits of a STEM education. The truth is that STEM encompasses the most engaging, hands-on subjects in our schools. Strong STEM skills lead to more beautiful art, more engrossing performances, and more...

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Skills for Success in College

Want to transition from high school without falling on your face? Check out these college success strategies! When people talk about college being the best four (or five, or six) years of their life, they usually are forgetting the not-so fun parts, like time management and hours spent in the library. College is...

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By |March 31st, 2016|Advice, College, How do I get there?|0 Comments

The Redesigned SAT

For a standardized test, the SAT is anything but standard. Every few years the test changes, and the class of 2017 will be the first to take the redesigned SAT debuting March 2016. Some of the changes are kind of awesome for the test takers, but others might prove to make the SAT harder than ever...

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6 STEM Blogs You Should Be Following

Check out some of our favorite STEM blogs that will keep you reading for hours! Wired Science Blogs Wired makes science fun. With articles from "The Physics of OK Go's Epic New Zero-G Video" to "All the Volcanic Eruptions You Missed During the Super Bowl," the site's science blog makes STEM accessible and relevant. If...

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By |February 24th, 2016|Advice, Education, Featured, Lists, Resources, STEM - Science|3 Comments

Becoming an Entrepreneur

For enterprising STEM students who want to change the world, becoming an entrepreneur is the way of the future. Entrepreneurs are the people who give us life-changing technology and inventions. Think: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, Alan Schaaf of Imgur, and Brittany Laughlin of gtrot. They have enormous ideas, but they’re also focused on managing risk, accelerating...

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5 Top New Year’s Resolutions for Students

New Year's resolutions might feel a little silly, but setting goals is always a good idea. Here are five suggestions for New Year's resolutions for students that are within reach. 1. Learn a New Language Not all resolutions need to be complicated. Learning a language sounds like a lot of work, but it doesn't have...

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ACT vs SAT: Which Test is Best for You?

You’re getting toward the end of school and it’s time to start taking those dreaded tests. But how do you know what's right to take: the SAT or ACT? Let's compare the ACT vs SAT. If you have a list of schools you’d like to attend, then your work is cut out for you. You’ll...

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By |October 20th, 2015|Advice, Featured, How do I get there?|1 Comment

College Prep: Your Template For A Great Application

A major part of college prep is acing the application Before you can begin an awesome STEM career, you'll likely need a college degree. When you're busy in high school with studying, after-school clubs, and maybe a part-time job, the last thing you want to add to your plate is extra college prep. However, beefing...

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By |October 13th, 2015|Advice, Featured, How do I get there?|0 Comments