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  1. #1 What can I do in science to get ready for College? 
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    I'm in high school right now and am planning on going college afterwards. I am very interested in science and am currently looking into biology/chemistry... however physics isn't entirely out of the picture yet... basically i'm still working on figuring that part out. course i don't need to yet...

    i am already taking pretty much the best/hardest courses i can and have pretty good grades at them. acidemically im doing well, but i want something to help me stand out.

    so basically what extra curricular kinds of things can i do that are science related that would set me apart from the other students applying for certain colleges? I meen something outstanding to really show i meen business.. maybe some kind of project?
    im thinking something that uses science outside of school, and actually accomplishes something rather than just an experiment that has been done 10 million times already.
    any ideas?


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    does your school have a careers advisor serice? they can help you out.


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    Hi,
    My advice to you would be to start solving more test papers related to the subject. You can visit a career counsellor who can give you some suggestion regarding your interest towards the subject and you can also get idea about the career you want to make with this subject.
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    Consider joining a science club. Astronomy clubs are common, for example, and get you around like minded people.

    There's quite a need for amateur data collections, some big national ones include great backyard bird count. Another example is taking a weather observing courses to tie into the severe weather reporting systems. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/Citizen_Scientist.pdf
    There's a need for more well maintained rainfall reporting stations--you can do that for something like 30 bucks and an account. CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network Look up citizen scientist to get other ideas.

    If there's any labs around you ask if they are willing to have a volunteer sometimes--they most they can do is say no. Most will open their doors at least for a good tour or a day shadowing someone if they know you're interested in the field.

    If you accept a volunteer position you can list it as part of your portfolio.

    Lastly don't look past supporting skills such as math clubs, writing clubs, and even public speaking--they can be a lot of fun and will make you a better scientist.
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    The question was originally posted in 2008
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    Yikes..... Seeking is probably wondering about grad school at this point.
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    Another case for my dislike of resurrected threads.
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