Career Connections

Female Scientist

Why should students learn about careers in STEM?

Careers in STEM offer opportunities to use a wide range of skills that include math, science, technology, and engineering (STEM) — and beyond. STEM careers have the potential to engage students in critical thinking, problem-solving, practical literacy, creativity, and much more, every day.

Science Olympiad was designed to help students build STEM skills and understanding through inquiry-based challenges, starting in kindergarten all the way through high school. MSO engage industry professionals, institutions of higher education, community mentors, and Science Olympiad alumni to ensure that this programming exposes and prepares students to the latest scientific innovations and breakthroughs and prepares them for what’s next.

This content was developed to help students connect out-of-school time learning and participation in Michigan Science Olympiad tournaments to future careers in STEM. 

Anatomy & Physiology

Biomedical engineers

What does a Biomedical Engineer do?

Bio Process Lab

Bio Process

A short video on a typical day as a biochemist.


Civil Engineering

What does a Civil Engineer do?

Can't Judge a Powder

What does a Chemical Engineer do

What does a Chemical Engineer do?

Green Generation

Green Generation

A short video of a day in the life of an environmental scientist.

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