The Key Worldwide Paving the Way to STEM Studies

Welcome to the Key Worldwide STEM student connector website. The Key is a worldwide leader in coaching students  to identify their strengths, unlock their potential, choose the right college, position themselves for admission, and outline a course of study and extracurricular experiences to lead to a life of success.  Many Key students go on to excel in careers focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Key STEM site is maintained by Key students and focuses on all things related to STEM.

 

 

STEM is a U.S. government initiative to increase Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education in the classroom. It is the goal of STEM programs to create an environment that enables students to explore STEM subjects and prepare themselves for careers in STEM fields. Like the Key, STEM programs focus on problem solving,  designing experimental projects, working collaboratively and thinking outside the box. The Key’s STEM program deepens career awareness, coaches students on what they need to study in school, providing proven techniques for learning, as well as an in depth knowledge base for students to draw from.

Letter from the Editor:

by: Katherine Gillette

STEM Job Growth Expected to Continue

The U.S. Department of Commerce is projecting continued growth in STEM related jobs for the next decade, driving demand for students that major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that STEM jobs will continue growing at a fast clip relative to other occupations: 17.0 percent between 2008-2018 (BLS’ most recent projection), compared to just 9.8 percent for non-STEM jobs.  STEM is more than just the study of these important subjects, it is also about teaching students to be problem solvers,  inventors and innovators.  STEM students are taught to design creatively, test their theories, adjust their thinking and finally to implement their solutions to the problems they face.



Accepted at MIT

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Rick and the Key,

As you know, MIT decisions came out early this morning. I wanted to let you know that I got in! It’s both a blessing and a curse, because now I actually have to choose a school…

I wanted to thank you for all the work you and your team have done to help me and make the college application process smooth and stress-free. I see my friends who are struggling to keep track of every form and deadline and it makes me so grateful to have your help.

Thank you so much for all you do,
Clara

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All Aces!

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“Words cannot express our gratitude to the Key for helping Christine the last 6 months. She ended the school year with all A’s and one A+. Please know that we will always remember your coaching skills and generosity” — Owen Hsu

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Key Coaching Impacts Your Entire Life – Mike Francis

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My name is Mike Francis. I played for you back in 1988 at Encina High. You convinced me to play ball after you saw me work out in the gym one afternoon. I mainly sat the bench and knocked guys around in practice. Your practices were some of the most challenging I had ever been a part of, but your support was there too. You were the first coach who really pushed me farther than I thought I could go but also believed that I could go on to play in college – albeit football (ha ha). I also learned that sacrificing for the team and practicing to be the best were more valuable in my growth than playing or even scoring more points than the other team.

Needless to say I went on to college and played football. I played on the 1991 NAIA National Championship team at Georgetown College (KY). I double majored in English and Communication Arts. I live outside of Ashland, Kentucky with my wife Kristen and my two boys, Ford (5) and Shepard (2). I am a teacher at a Day Treatment Center for at-risk youth. I teach English and Social Studies and I coach football and started helping out with basketball. Which has brought me full circle to my experiences with you.

I wanted to thank you for your commitment to us, your intensity, drive, and desire to make us better. Thank you for your belief in our future even though many of us had no support at home – you were there saying it was possible.

Well for me it was possible. I wanted to thank you for what you did then in helping me and others I’m sure.

I wish you and the team at the Key Worldwide all the happiness and praise you deserve for doing what you do. Thank you for being my coach.

Mike Francis

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The Key Success Story – Peter Picetti

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The Key does great work.

Here is Peter graduating with an MFA from UMASS Boston today. George and I were reminiscing tonight about an intervention with Rick Singer and Pete in our living room his junior year of high school. You nudged him forward. Now he is off to a PhD at UNR. THANKS! We appreciate your role in his life.

- Dianne

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The Key Summer Intensive Program Announced for 2014

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Social Influence & Brand Building — July 26-29 – UCLA, Los Angeles

Discover the essential tools, enabling techniques and successful tactics of the most followed social influencers and learn how to use social influence to build your personal brand, increase your followers and monetize your passions. In addition to all of the current platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+, we will cover every aspect of content creation, publishing, linking, relationship building and marketing your passions, skills and points of view and how you can monetize you.

It isn’t just what you know; it’s who you know and knows you that will make things happen. Start building your brand’s worth today and it will pay you back many times over tomorrow.

Students will be housed at UCLA in one of their dorms. Food, transportation, and admission to all of the events is included. Dates and locations subject to change without notice. Price: $900.00 for Key members, $1,200 for non-Key members.

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New Study on Salaries for Recent College Graduates is Now Available

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New Study on Salaries for Recent College Graduates is now available on the Key’s website. Some of the results may surprise you, and certainly should give you pause before choosing a college and degree program.

Visit: http://thekeyworldwide.com/Newsletters/The%20Key%20to%20Getting%20Into%20College%20is%20All%20About%20the%20Career%20You%20Want%20When%20You%20Get%20Out.pdf
for complete details.

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Key Students Stand Out at MIT and Cal Poly SLO

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“Cal Poly SLO has been a great school for Aaron. It turns out that SLO has the only space club in the entire US. He recently applied for a coop at NASA and was selected (1,000 applicants, 25 interviews and 5 selected). Aaron will start his co-op studies with NASA in December. It looks like he is finally rising to the potential that we knew he had but could never quantify because he never tried to stretch himself. For your part in helping to get him on the launch pad, we thank you.”

“Our daughter, Sara, graduated from MIT last June with a degree in mechanical engineering. Her GPA for her major was 5.0 (on a scale where 5.0 is top). Because of that she received a $5,000. She also applied for and was accepted into the masters program for technical policy and planning at University of Cambridge. In addition, Sara already has a job lined up with Exxon Mobil. She should be well prepared to start her “adult” live when she starts work next October.”

For your part in helping both of them getting their start and reach their goals, we thank you.

– Stuart and Ellen Comis

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Prosthetic Limbs with a New Feeling

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Amputees often times have to make radical adjustments to understand and move forward in life without an appendage. However, scientist’s recent discovery can make the adjustment less radical because patients will be able to feel the healing process. Prosthetic limbs are now allowing patients to retain their sense of touch.

Last year a man from Denmark experienced the sensation from picking up an object for the first time in 10 years. The man claims that he could detect texture and “could tell if it was a hard object or a soft one”.

The research study that gave this man his sense of touch was entitled Lifehand 2, and the first clinical trial occurred in Rome in February 2013, and the results were published March 2014. The project tries to create prosthetics that mimic how nerve endings in appendages send information to the brain and try to integrate sensory information detected from the prosthetic into the channel of information to the brain.

However, the sensors attached to the prosthetic originally provided information that was too “coarse” for the nervous system to interpret, but after computer algorithms tuned the electrical signal, the man claimed that he started receiving information in the same method from his prosthetic hand as he was from his natural hand.

Unfortunately, this technology is not yet cleared to leave the lab, meaning that their needs to be some time and innovation before this can be mass-produced for patients. Researchers want the prosthesis to be “completely wireless” and instead of using the computer algorithms they want a microchip to tune the signal.

Overall, these prosthetics limbs mark a huge step in improving recovery process of amputees and improving the quality of life of patients across the world. This type of technology allows patients to regain a sense of normalcy after a traumatic experience or a birth defect.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/health/bionic-hand/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

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Newly Updated Key Worldwide Brochure

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The Key Worldwide has recently updated its capabilities and programs brochure that provides students and parents with an in-depth overview of the Key’s Complete College Program.

This service helps the student select the appropriate college with specific recommendations based on the individual’s academic and personal goals. The program works individually with students and their families to develop and implement a “game plan” complete with objectives and goals, and an understanding of how the results, if achieved, impact their ability to gain admission to the college of their choice.

You can download your free copy of the brochure by clicking here.

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New Key Program Brochure Available

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The Key Worldwide has made available a brand new brochure that provides students and parents with an in-depth overview of the Key’s Complete College Program.

This service helps the student select the appropriate college with specific recommendations based on the individual’s academic and personal goals. The program works individually with students and their families to develop and implement a “game plan” complete with objectives and goals, and an understanding of how the results, if achieved, impact their ability to gain admission to the college of their choice.

You can download your free copy of the brochure by clicking here.