Presented at the CTEEC 2012 Conference in Tulsa, OK, this was an interactive and collaborative session to:

1)  Explore the four key work values

2)  Connect STEM careers to student work values

3)  Develop a strategy for engaging students and advocating for careers in STEM

The objective of this session was to introduce a framework for guiding STEM career conversations and interactions based on work values, and prepare participants to counsel using language that is attractive to students.


Download the Workshop Slides here.

Handout – Compare Salaries Activity

Refer to the concurrent session for similar materials!


Engineering Focus – an eReader summary of key messages

In a newsletter style format, these e-readers are quick and simple overviews of the messaging we want to use when talking to students, particularly young women, about careers in Engineering. The first volume of  Engineering Focus is designed to prepare readers to advocate for engineering to a variety of audiences, with the goal of increasing the number of students entering engineering. There are three issues designed to prepare speakers, parents, and educators to advocate careers in engineering to girls.

Careers in Engineering - Slides for PresentersPresentations & Worksheets (Engineering)

Preparing to speak to high school girls? Download a presentation designed to encourage high school girls who are already interested in math and science to pursue an education and career in engineering. Student worksheet and speaker’s notes included. Pick and choose the slides you want depending on the length of your presentation.

Preparing to speak to parents of high school girls? Download a presentation designed to show parents the exciting opportunities for girls in engineering, and highlight of some of the roadblocks their daughters might face on the way to these careers. Parent worksheet and speaker’s notes included. Pick and choose the slides you want depending on the length of your presentation.

Science Buddies

Want to know more about careers in STEM? Browse through detailed information on over 100 careers to discover what STEM professionals really do and what it takes to prepare for these careers. Each career profile provides basic career information such as salary, job outlook, degree requirements, etc. Also included are videos featuring interviews with real scientists or on the job profiles. Explore now!

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook

(includes median pay data, entry level education requirement, and job descriptions for occupations in each of fields)

[list3]Engineering & Architecture[/list3]

[list3]Computer and Information Technology[/list3]


[list3]Life, Physical, and Social Science[/list3]



Engineer Your Life: a guide to engineering careers for high school girls!

Engineer Your Life! Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, life-saving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty. All this takes engineering. In very real and concrete ways, women who become engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet. Dream Big. Love what you do. Become an engineer. Tools for counselors & parents, too!

Grand Challenges for Engineering

The NAE Committee on Engineering’s Grand Challenges has identified 14 areas awaiting engineering solutions in the 21st century. Watch a video here.

Engineering Activities

[list3]Teach Engineering[/list3]

[list3]PBS Kids Design Squad Activities[/list3]


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