Stemming the Leak: 4 Ways to Encourage STEM in Your Middle Schooler

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Stemming the Leak: 4 Ways to Encourage STEM in Your Middle Schooler

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:20pm

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Even though many Americans understand the importance of STEM education, children in the U.S. continue to lose interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects at young ages.

Not surprisingly, 44 percent of U.S. adults say they felt more excited about science when they were kids, reports the State of Science Index, a global study commissioned by 3M examining the general population's attitudes toward science. Maintaining students' interest in science during the middle school years is crucial to increasing the likelihood they'll pursue STEM careers. That's important, since studies show our nation will need to produce an additional one million STEM workers between 2012 and 2022 alone.

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Keywords: 3M | Education | Improving Education Quality | Innovation & Technology | Jobs | STEM | Young Scientist Challenge | Youth Action | discovery education

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