Category: Hard Sciences

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Extracurricular(s)

Interview with a Princeton Alum and Science Fair Champ

Ever wondered how top STEM students get their start?  Curious what sets them apart from the rest of the pack?

Empowerly sat down with Changxiao, our  CTO (Chief Technical Officer), to learn more about what extracurriculars in science helped him gain acceptance to Princeton. We asked all the questions you might want to know. Read our interview to understand his perspective on admissions and high school extracurricular activities!

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Hard Sciences

Brown University: Focus, Perception, and Bursts of Beta

Brown University is one of the leading universities in the nation with an accomplished staff dedicated to an excellence in teaching. Established in 1764, it is widely regarded as a liberal university, one of the first to accept students regardless of religious affiliation. It is located in the beautiful and historic Providence, Rhode Island. The school specializes in pioneering groundbreaking research in all areas of study.

Interested in learning more? Read up on some current research the campus is leading to enrich your understanding of the school itself.

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Computer Science

Top 16 STEM Summer Programs

Summer is quickly approaching, and you’re in the planning stages. As a STEM major hopeful, how should you design your summer for maximal learning and college admission impact? Should you take classes at a local community college? Volunteer at a hospital? Apply to STEM summer programs for high school students? Which ones are still accepting applications anyway? We’ve got you covered. Empowerly is here to help you plan your summer roadmap. 

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Academics

Ask Me Anything: How I Cracked BS/MD Admissions

Applying to college can be daunting, but applying to BS/MD programs can seem even more difficult. With admissions rates in the single digits, earning a spot in a medical school while in high school can seem like an impossible task. 

Learn from our counselor Rohith K. what his experience was like.

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Hard Sciences

Our Top Picks for BS/MD programs

Many students dream of becoming a doctor. It’s a noble profession, helping people and saving lives. While most students go down the traditional path of completing an undergraduate, taking the MCAT and then going on to medical school;  accelerated BS/MD programs are growing in popularity.

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Computer Science

Community Service For Students Interested In STEM

Are you looking for community service opportunities that relate to STEM? If you’re headed on the STEM track, you should look for volunteer opportunities that allow you to practice and provide your expertise in science, technology, engineering or math.

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Computer Science

STEM Summer Programs For Girls

We’ve all heard a lot about the push to encourage girls into STEM but just how is this objective  achieved? One view is that we need to start at a young age, exposing girls and young women to the world of STEM so that when they reach college they apply for a STEM major and are well-prepared and competent enough to succeed. 

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Computer Science

3 More Elite STEM Competitions

STEM projects are an awesome opportunity for students to get excited about being creative and learning new ideas. In an earlier post, Empowerly discussed 4 elite STEM competitions a motivated student might want to pursue. Here are 3 more ideas!

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