1/3 of Canadian teens interested in pursuing science at PSE level

November 9, 2010

According a new survey, 37% of responding Canadian teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18 are interested in taking a science course at the post-secondary level, and these are teens who are currently enrolled in at least one high school science course. 82% of teens surveyed recognize that studying science opens many different career options and 84% believe that if fewer students pursue science it will have an impact on our society long-term. Teens perceive people working in science-related professions as intelligent (81%) and serious (54%), but just 4% think they are "cool." Amgen Canada News Release