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Setting Your Sights - Get Involved

ARVO’s Setting Your Sights Program aims to motivate and guide the next generation of eye and vision researchers from around the world, especially youth from underrepresented groups, by encouraging interactions with current members of the research community. To get the program launched, we are collecting materials that can aid them.

If you are an educator, instructor, researcher, content contributor or student who wants to help build a solid foundation and/or network in this area, we have many opportunities for you to get involved. 


Ways to Get Involved

Opportunities Details/Examples Get Involved
Become a Setting Your Sights Advocate

 

 

 

Talk about your career with high-school-aged individuals, college students and others possibly interested in the eye and vision field. Also feel free to suggest potential speakers.

ARVO staff will assist in reviewing presentation content and materials, plus will provide tools and evaluation mechanisms so you may present in a virtual or in-person setting.

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Submit information on upcoming STEM education or outreach events.

 

Science OlympiadTM 

 

Submit event information

 

Share STEM course materials and learning tools that can be incorporated into shareable resources

 

Lab-produced images, surgery videos

 

Upload resource materials

 

Submit information on upcoming STEM contests and challenges
(international and national)

 

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), MathCounts

 

Submit contest information

 

 

Share information on STEM learning programs offered by your school or institution

 

Clubs, apprenticeships, observership programs, lab visits

 

Share STEM program information

 

Mentor a high-school student 
(open to ARVO members only)

 

Meet with a high-school student interested in visual sciences on your own time

 

Apply to be a mentor

 

 

Be a guide for high-school students at ARVO 2023 
More information coming soon Sign up coming soon

 

Want to submit multiple opportunities? Complete this form to get started!

Benefits to Get Involved

  • Increase awareness of the eye and vision field within the next generation
  • Cultivate interest in STEM within multiple settings
  • Improve representation of women and members of underrepresented groups in the vision and STEM field
  • Showcase your expertise and build your portfolio
  • Engage with other enthusiastic researchers and be part of an amazing community

Have questions? Contact us at outreach@arvo.org

 

 

Meet an Aspiring Vision Scientist: Sarah Lee

"I am currently a junior at Timpview High School, UT. Ever since I can remember, I have been drawn toward the STEM field, and I became especially interested in the eye and vision world when I found out my younger cousin has congenital cataracts. As my desire to learn about the eye and vision field grew, I researched around for materials and resources, but could not find any in my community. Any resources can be of help, for it can guide students who are passionate and persistent to the right path!"