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Why, where to get your kids involved in STEM: 8 free events

January 23, 2017
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If your child or teen doesn't think a career in science and math can be fun and creative, eight activities around metro Phoenix in spring 2017 aim to prove them wrong. There are dozens of festivals and events to introduce children to STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math. Why? To grow inventive young minds and to get them ready for the future. Careers in STEM had double the percentage growth of non-STEM jobs from 2009 to 2015. And Arizona is leading the way among the states that saw the most growth in STEM jobs for that period. "The future of the economy is in STEM,” said James Brown, director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C, in a paper about the future of STEM. “That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.” Studies show introducing kids to the opportunities now impact their career choice later. Now that you know the statistics, it's onto the fun, with some of the signature events promoted by Arizona SciTech. 1/28: Connect2STEM In its third year, the University of Arizona event expects to draw up to 7,500 visitors to check out the Physics Bus, cow-eyeball dissections and more. Kids can become civil engineers for a day by building a giant pipe with rooms and crawl space....

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