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Making Connections: Helping Your Teen with the Choices Ahead

Mother and daughter looking at applicationDear Parents,

Your teen will be making important decisions over the next year and a half, and we’re developing this website to help teens and their families with the choices ahead. Because we live in an age of global technology, this website emphasizes the importance of math and science courses. Even if students aren’t planning to go into scientific fields, math and science courses are critically important for a wide range of careers, college preparation, and basic life skills. Students need a good background in math and science to keep their options open in today’s workplace, and parents can play a critical role in helping their teens make the best choices for their futures.  

Our website provides a collection of web resources to supplement our brochure that you should have received in January, 2009. You can also access a copy of our brochure on this site.

Whether your teen is just beginning to think about the college application process or is interested in a specific field or career, these websites offer a lot of information that will be helpful for learning more about particular fields of study (biology, chemistry, physics, and math).  Your teen can also learn more about specific careers (e.g., veterinarian, landscape architect, athletic trainer, engineer, nurse, statistician, and many more) and the preparation they require.  The websites will also be useful for helping to plan programs of study in high school and college, and you will find information about college planning and the application process.

We have also assembled some general science websites to provide interesting examples of science and math in everyday life.

Finally, we provide a collection of brief interviews with students at UW-Madison who talk about their current studies and high school preparation.

We hope you will take the time to explore the resources assembled here, and that you will share this information with your teen. Your teen might also like to visit the site; We included a user ID and password for your teen in the original mailing of the brochure. If you have lost that information, you can call or email Corinne Boldt (800-443-6441 or  to receive a user ID and password for your teen.

We have organized the websites into five categories:
Pre-College Planning          
Science and Math Fields
 (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math)
Careers (Career Exploration Websites, Biology and Chemistry, Healthcare, Physics and Engineering, Math and Architecture)
Science in Everyday Life  
What UW Students are Saying

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Making Connections:
Helping Your Teen with the Choices Ahead