Understanding school performance: High School selection

School selection can be a nightmare for even the most informed parents. In this post we try to help share some of the ways in which SAILI chooses scholarship high schools.

The driving force behind SAILI’s success is getting the best “bang for buck” we can from the schools on offer. To make sure we give our funders the best “return on their investment” we scout for strong candidates and place them in the strong schools.

How we scout for candidates is a topic for another day but, how we identify strong schools is the topic of this post. Read more

So, You Want to be an Engineer?

Engineers are problem solvers. To solve problems, they use scientific and mathematical principles as tools.

To be an engineer, you must have a strong aptitude for problem solving, mathematics, chemistry and physics, physics is probably the most important tool. You must be interested in applying these scientific principles to the real world.  If you are interested in building, understanding, and making things better and more efficient, engineering may be right for you. Read more

Medicine careers illustrated by doctor

So, You Want to Study Medicine and Be a Doctor?

You might be drawn to medicine careers if you are people-oriented and you love science.  You might want to be a doctor because the pay is great and it is a prestigious career.  The sad reality is that there many people loving, science loving teens out there and most of them don’t get to be doctors.  What does it take? What can you do if you don’t have what it takes but you wish you did? Read more