Matt's Story

Matt H. recently graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. His primary interest is in global health, and he recently utilized a Doris Duke Foundation grant to conduct community-based health research in rural Kenya.

Matt got his start as a participant in SCI://TECH:

I first explored my interest in scientific experimentation in seventh grade science class by developing a project to submit to the science fair. EfTA’s science fairs honed my interests…The extensive lab work I experienced through science fair projects helped prepare me to conduct independent lab research early in my undergraduate studies…EfTA’s science fairs provided me with opportunities to practice presentation skills and technical writing, and perhaps most importantly, fostered an ongoing sense of curiosity, of constantly asking, “Why?” I very much appreciate the opportunity created by Education for Tomorrow Alliance to start the process of scientific inquiry early in my education.

Read more about Matt's work.

Each summer, EfTA’s Student Internship Program (SIP) offers bright, motivated rising high school seniors hands-on learning opportunities in their desired career fields. SIP internships are designed to provide valuable work experiences for students  who are just starting to explore career options. Education for Tomorrow Alliance partners with about 60 dedicated employers each year to offer each student 80 hours of professional experience that has the potential to shape their career paths. EfTA seeks to give students hands on experiences that help enrich and support leaders of tomorrow.  

2019 Student Internship Program Application and Information 

Register or learn more about becoming a SIP host. 

The Career Connections program offers monthly career development programming at Conroe and Oak Ridge High School to expose students to a variety of career options. Professionals participate in career panels to share their life experience and expertise with 10th and 11th grade students. 

Learn more or register as a volunteer.

Education for Tomorrow Alliance is proud to partner with the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce to offer the Next Generation Leadership program to 12th grade students in the Chamber service area. The program is intended to provide promising students with the opportunity to learn about leadership at work in Montgomery County and to cultivate individual leadership skills through interaction with professionals in business, education, and government. 

Learn more or register as a volunteer.

The SCI://TECH Expo is the flagship program of Education for Tomorrow Alliance. It began as a partnership with the Conroe Independent School District and several private schools to provide volunteer support to the local science fair, and now offers 13 competitions including a science festival, engineering design competitions (robotics), and science technical writing. Each of the Expo competitions offers learning beyond the classroom and teaches critical thinking skills that will enable students to thrive in any career field. 

Learn more or register as a general volunteer or as a judge.

The Future Focus program is a classroom-based curriculum designed to promote positive decision making among junior high school students. Trained volunteer presenters offer interactive programming to help students realize that educational attainment today has lasting impacts on their options later in life. It is meant to empower students that they have control over their daily decisions, as small as completing their homework and attending class, which can keep them on track for high school graduation and beyond over time.  

Learn more or register as a volunteer here.