FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
NETL works with young men and women in local high schools through a variety of internships, shadowing experiences, and assignments with mentors.
- NETL's SERVE program provides students with educationally-related work assignments, giving students a basis for making realistic decisions regarding their future careers. Students are assigned a mentor and participate in a shadowing exercise.
- The Pawhuska Teaching Academy in Oklahoma provides young people a closer look at science teaching through an innovative, hands-on program. High school students and college freshmen present science lessons to elementary students under the guidance of selected master teachers. The 2-week workshop curriculum was developed to be discovery-based and integrates science and math.
- NETL volunteers work in partnership with the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board and the FBI's "Adopt a School" initiative as mentors to high school students. Goals of the initiative include improving students' performance and attendance, encouraging students to become responsible and accountable citizens, and providing good role models.
- Science Bowl
The National Science Bowl® is a highly visible educational event and academic competition among teams of high school students who attend science seminars and compete in a verbal forum and answer questions in all branches of science and math. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities, improve awareness of career options in science and technology, and provide an avenue of enrichment and reward for academic science achievement. NETL annually sponsors DOE Regional Science Bowls in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Oklahoma. These high school competitions focus on science, mathematics, and energy-related topics. Regional winners compete for a national championship. Winning schools are awarded cash and equipment grants, and student champions earn trips to nationally and internationally renowned research centers. See EVENTS listings for more details.
A college planning
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- Explore Engineering
A web portal that will help young people understand what engineering means and how an engineering career can be made part of their future.
FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS