Pikesville High School students get an answer to the age-old question: When am I ever going to use science in real life?
Students at Pikesville High School showed up for school on Tuesday and found themselves smack-dab in the middle of a statewide effort to bolster the state’s science and tech workforce.
Representatives from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Food and Drug Administration, to name a few, stood at the head of classrooms in an effort to convince students of the real-world benefits of science, technology, engineering and math school work.
They were there courtesy of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, which launched the STEM Specialists in the Classroom Program in 2010. However it didn’t fully take into effect until this fall, said June Streckfus, executive director at the roundtable. It wanted to design and test its work before it launched so that everything was right, she said.
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