Great news — the time has come for scientists to register to be pen pals during the 2019-2020 school year!

Letters to a Pre-Scientist connects students with real scientists through eight snail mail letters to de-mystify STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) careers and empower all students to see themselves as future scientists. This will be our biggest year yet – we will pair over 1500 scientists with student pre-scientist pen pals! We’re seeking passionate STEM professionals ready to broaden student’s awareness of the possibilities that science has to offer.

What is the time commitment?
In August, all scientists who registered will be emailed information about an online training that will take 1 hour; completion is mandatory before you can be matched with a student “pre-scientist”. You’ll write 8-10 letters back and forth over the course of the school year and should expect to devote 1-2 hours per letter. Additional opportunities to interact with pre-scientists will be available throughout the year and will be optional.





For more information email the LPS team at

To sign up, click here.

Deadline to apply is 17th July 2019