Tinh Tran likes to bring his science classes at University High School in Irvine, Calif., on field trips to local companies to get a firsthand look at how scientists and engineers spend their day. But even though these experiences are very powerful for students, they require time and money—and they’re hard to scale so that all students can participate.

A technology platform called Nepris helps solve this challenge. It’s a web-based service that connects students with career professionals through online video conferences.

Tran has used the platform to connect his students with career professionals without having to leave his classroom....

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