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Global SPHERE Network

University of Southern California Santa Cruz Educational Partnership Center

The recently launched Global SPHERE Network aims to create a community of practice among STEM researchers who engage (or wish to engage) high school students in their research.

This presentation about the Global SPHERE Network will describe a recently-launched worldwide effort to change the way young people engage with authentic STEM research. Two key elements of such engagement are:
(1) critical thinking in the context of tackling open-ended problems, and
(2) close mentoring by experienced STEM researchers.

There is a greater than ever need for critical thinking in today's world. There will be a call to action to people of all ages to help grow the mentor pool and the number of research opportunities available to young people.

Age Range

Education Professionals,

Relevant Subjects

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Maths, Physics, Technology, Computing, Design & Technology,