Making science come alive for kids through interactive, hands-on, inquiry-based learning is key to getting them “hooked” enough to pursue STEM subjects as their academic careers advance. Darryl Lee Baynes, president of the Minority Aviation Education Association’s Interactive Science Programs, has an action-packed formula for encouraging minority students to think about pursuing careers in STEM fields.
A compelling part of Baynes’ message? Careers in STEM pay. “There is a shortage of scientists and engineers in this country,” he says. “If you get a job as a petroleum engineer, you’ll make $100,000 to start. The more math and science you take, the more money you make.”
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