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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

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Can kids' toys spark interest in STEM fields?

  • STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Jobs in these fields are growing, and so are the paychecks
  • Idea: Introduce math and sciences to kids early

STEM, which focuses on the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, is getting a lot of attention now because jobs are growing quickly in those areas.

While American companies are innovating, they’re importing a lot of talent because Americans aren’t graduating with the skills those companies really need.  A lot of education experts wonder if it would help to make science and math “cooler” and introduce them to kids in non-intimidating ways.

Jennifer Westhoven scoped out a few that might make great Christmas presents!

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