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Hard Science and Soft Skills: Using STEM Learning to Set Students Up for Education and Career Success

STEM professionals are frequently stereotyped as awkward, unsociable and quiet, so it’s important that students develop both technical proficiency and soft skills like teamwork, communication and leadership. The DRIVE program at the Medical College of Wisconsin teaches both. DRIVE is comprised of students from the urban Milwaukee Academy of Science and the rural High School of Health Sciences in Wales, Wisconsin. With guidance from trained researchers, students conduct research in health-related topics of interest to them.

 DRIVE program director Charlotte Running will offer a toolkit on how audience members can replicate this collaborative model at their own school or organization.

Presenter: Elizabeth Baker, Medical College of Wisconsin