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Silver linings in the cloud: America's dearth of STEM students

Madison, Wis. - It would be impressive enough if the robotics engineering team from Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park, Minn., had won a national championship against other high-school teams.

It's even more impressive that their competitors were seasoned college students.

Led by instructor Timothy Jump, students from the Min......

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It engages kids with real-world oriented projects, said Benjamin Senson, a Madison Memorial High School teacher who has developed one of the nation's leading aerospace engineering programs. Kids who go through programs such as Project Lead the Way tend to not change their minds about their majors. They know they like science and engineering.

Embracing science

The lo......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tom Still 04/30/07


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