WASHINGTON, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, host of the national STEM Solutions conference and publisher of the STEM Index, today unveiled "A Parent's Guide to STEM," a new book that offers advice for parents looking for ways to help their kids excel in science, technology, engineering and math and prepare them for exciting careers.
"A Parent's Guide to STEM" is a lively and reader-friendly guide that explains what STEM is all about, covering everything from how to inspire scientific curiosity in a young child and help a student overcome a math slump to why coding is important and ways to impress a college admissions office. The guide includes numerous resources, such as websites that offer math and science homework assistance, lists of STEM scholarships and colleges that produce the most STEM graduates.
"Employers are not finding enough young people with the critical skill sets they need to fill well-paying positions in STEM fields. Yet over the next 20 years, many of the nation's most lucrative and rewarding job prospects will lie in these areas," says Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "This guide provides a roadmap for success in STEM that every family – particularly those from underrepresented populations and in underserved communities – can benefit from."
"A Parent's Guide to STEM" is chock-full of practical advice, including:
- Fabulous Family Field Trips
- Great Reads for Young Scientists
- Handy Online Homework Help
- Science Fair Secrets
- Best High Schools for STEM
- Tips on Picking the Right High School Courses
- Cool Contests and Competitions
- College Majors That Rock
- How to Conquer Test Anxiety
- STEM Scholarships
Throughout the guide, outstanding young men and women in a range of STEM professions offer words of wisdom. From a cybersecurity expert and an automotive technician to a software developer and an aerospace engineer, they describe their paths to success and how, in many cases, they turned obstacles or setbacks into advantages that propelled them forward.
"A Parent's Guide to STEM" is presented by LEGO. For more information, visit www.usnews.com/stembook. Single copies are available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For discounts on bulk orders or to learn how your organization can sponsor the distribution of copies to school and community groups, please contact [email protected]. (ISBN: 978-1-931469-74-6).
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