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To explore engineering careers, join science clubs or volunteer for local organizations related to an engineering specialty. Participate in school science fairs and seek out summer camp programs that emphasize science. Find industry publications and Web sites and read about current trends. You should check out the American Society for Engineering Education’s precollege Web site,, for general information about careers in engineering, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about engineering. In addition, the society offers Engineering, Go For It!, a comprehensive career guide, at Ask a school counselor or teacher for help in arranging information interviews with local engineers. You should also consider joining the Technology Student Association (, a membership organization for middle and high school students who want to become engineers, scientists, and technologists.

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