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Math and science: They're cooler than you think



Hoping to lure more Florida students into the so-called STEM fields (that's science, technology, engineering and math to you non-edu-speak folks), the Department of Education is joining with Florida Virtual School on Wednesday for a virtual career fair.

In it, middle and high school students from across the state will have the chance to ask questions about STEM-related jobs and learn more about what it takes to get them. And we're not just talking lab rats and calculator jockeys.

On the agenda are a cybercrime cop, a composer and a video game developer, as well as a biomedical researcher, a marine scientist and a biochemist.

Classes that can't participate live will have the chance to watch the discussions online afterward. But while they're live all day Wednesday, they'll be interactive, probably the more interesting option. Classrooms can participate by going to this website on Wednesday (instructions here).


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:59am]


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