How many middle and high school students that you know can describe what a biotechnology scientist does at her lab bench? How many of their parents could rattle off the kinds of tasks performed by an electrical engineer? Or the training required to design computer science tools such as Twitter or MMS? Such knowledge is the domain of the well-trained scientist, and these days, the demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills is at an all-time high... and growing.
Project Engage! is an initiative that aims to provide students with just that -- the skills they need to tackle scientific questions and invent solutions. It does so by putting students into the role of the scientist. The program is being modeled in Everett, where Engage Everett! launched officially this morning.
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