Class and Career Guidance
Are you interested in a STEM career someday? There are lots of things you can do in middle and high school to help make that happen. Get good grades in algebra, geometry, chemistry, physics, calculus, and other math and science classes; participate in robotics competitions, science fairs, and computer clubs; talk to your teachers or your guidance counselor about STEM fields that interest you; or find a mentor in a field you like.
Outside of school, visit a science museum or laboratory, go stargazing, build something for fun, or sign up for a summer science camp. There are all sorts of ways to explore the world of STEM and see what it holds for you!
We asked some of the people at APL to describe their STEM jobs and some of the classes and activities that inspired them to pursue a STEM career. Click on the job titles below to learn more!