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We’re excited to share these stories, tips and updates from Letters to a Pre-Scientist community members!

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New feature: Scientist Spotlight!

Our program would not exist without the support of nearly 500 scientists from around the world and their willingness to share their passion for science with just as many pre-scientists.

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Engage with students outside of the classroom

Letters to a PreScientist is just one of many ways that scientists can engage with students and get them excited about STEM! If you are excited about STEM outreach to

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Welcome back!

Welcome back to another school year! This year, over 400 pre-scientists from almost 20 classrooms across the United States are participating in the Letters to a Pre-Scientist program. All of our pre-scientists

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Guest scientists in Ms. Madden’s classroom

The pre-scientists in Ms. Madden’s classes at Equitas Academy have had a lot of exposure to new and interesting areas of science lately. Two scientist mentors from UC Irvine visited the

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Evolving Relationships

All letter-opening days are exciting for our pre-scientists.  But each one is a bit different. The first day is full of curiosity. The students don’t really know what to expect.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The holiday season is in full swing, with music and magic in the air, lights twinkling in frosty windows… and letters from scientists being torn open in classrooms across the

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Letters Away!

Pen pal matches are out, and hundreds of scientists are busy writing wonderful letters for their students! If you received a match email, and haven’t started your letter yet, please

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Matching has begun!

Thank you! The response to our call for scientist volunteers was absolutely outstanding! Over 620 scientists have signed up and requested a pen pal, which means that none of our