Comments on: Science Wednesday: EPA Scientists Supporting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) of Education http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/science-wednesday-epa-scientists-supporting-the-stem-science-technology-engineering-and-math-of-education/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: prakash http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/science-wednesday-epa-scientists-supporting-the-stem-science-technology-engineering-and-math-of-education/#comment-22321 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 09:41:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10119#comment-22321 Educational and STEM Outreach Program in RTP is really useful to the students. nice task.

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By: Jing http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/science-wednesday-epa-scientists-supporting-the-stem-science-technology-engineering-and-math-of-education/#comment-22320 Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:28:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10119#comment-22320 The activities vary depending on the age of the students. For younger elementary schoolers for example, we have an EPA developed book on air quality (http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=picture_book.index). We also have kits measuring lung capacity by having kids displace water by blowing into a tube. For older children, there are a variety of hands-on activities including extracting strawberry DNA, toxicity and concentration experiments, and an energy board game learning about energy grids and CO2.

The most important thing is to expose the students to a variety of research areas and careers in STEM. EPA researchers attend a variety of schools in the Triangle area. Schools in the area interested should visit the website to request a speaker (http://epa.gov/rtpspeakers/).

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By: MarylandU http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/science-wednesday-epa-scientists-supporting-the-stem-science-technology-engineering-and-math-of-education/#comment-22319 Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:11:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10119#comment-22319 Well written, great points.

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By: EnviroBro http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/science-wednesday-epa-scientists-supporting-the-stem-science-technology-engineering-and-math-of-education/#comment-22318 Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:54:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10119#comment-22318 What kinds of activities are being done at these schools?

Also, how are these schools selected? Is this program aimed at lower SES area schools or science magnet type schools?

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By: MarylandG http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/science-wednesday-epa-scientists-supporting-the-stem-science-technology-engineering-and-math-of-education/#comment-22317 Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:02:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10119#comment-22317 Getting our youth interested in studying STEM fields will be key in keeping our country ahead of the curve in the globalized economy.

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