|The U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy reports that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs are growing at almost two times the rate of non-STEM jobs. However, the U.S. Department of Education reports that only 16 percent of high school seniors are interested in pursuing STEM careers.
Luckily, Michigan State University has a solution. In order to excite students about STEM careers and skills, the Michigan State University Extension has expanded its 4-H Youth Development program to include a strong focus on science education. Members of the program are now able to get experience in biological sciences, environmental sciences, rocketry, mechanics, consumer sciences, renewable energy, computer sciences, robotics, animal sciences, and more. Through their work in these fields, students are also developing problem-solving, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills.
To learn more about MSU’s 4-H program and ways for students to explore STEM, read more here.
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