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The Center for Advanced Research on Emerging Technologies (CARET) launched the Best We Can Be Program in 2011. The goal of Best We Can Be, and related research is to promote student engagement and learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines by providing a supportive learning environment, without fear of failure. 

Best We Can Be

Featured in IEEE Pulse Magazine

​Best We Can Be: A College and Career Readiness Experience for Teens

​Best We Can Be builds STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills essential for success in 21st century

​Best We Can Be lets students explore different college and career options — without fear of failure. Experts lead live discussions and guide students through hands-on activities.

​Teens have fun, build confidence and self-awareness, learn critical life skills, and become better prepared for college

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Winner: Best Diversity Paper
Featured in IEEE Pulse Magazine

Best We Can Be: A College and Career Readiness Experience for Teens.​

Best We Can Be builds STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills essential for success in 21st century.

Best We Can Be lets students explore different college and career options — without fear of failure. Experts lead live discussions and guide students through hands-on activities.

Teens have fun, build confidence and self-awareness, learn critical life skills, and become better prepared for college