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11/19/13

New Film Inspires Youth to Find Passion in STEM Education and Discover Science-Based Career Opportunities

Pymnts.com (11/19/13)

The California Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation, and Lybba have released a film, I Am A Scientist, to educate students about what science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can do to expand their career opportunities. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, "California has always led the way in science and technology-and our future as a leader depends on fostering an interest in these fields among our students. The students in our classrooms today are tomorrow's leaders, and our schools are helping give them the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to reach their potential." The film chronicles a day with students from Los Angeles' Promise Manual Arts High School at a biohackathon that offers a real-world, hands-on science experiment. To view the film, go here.
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