Maine Educational Talent Search sends a thank you to Diane Spencer, Health Scientist with the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Division of the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Diane has been employed at NIEHS for over 33 years – as a research technician, laboratory manager, and currently as a health scientist in the NTP. Diane shared with the students a wonderful presentation on what careers are open to students interested in STEM programming and the vast field of science. The presentation was filled with great information on future trends and what are the expected fastest-growing careers to consider.
Diane shared her perspective on how to explore career options and encouraged students to reach out to family and teachers for guidance, to explore what schools offer the best fit for their career plan, and to evaluate the benefits/costs of where they want to attend. She shared that the best way to stand out as a student is to learn how to be a good student, develop good study habits, and create a support network at school.
Thank you, Diane for the gift of your time, your great advice, and your passion for sharing.