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STEM needs STEAM

In recent years, the focus on technology in our society has led to new priorities in education, culminating in a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, widely known by the acronym “STEM.” STEM is well-intentioned in that the goal is to prepare children for lucrative careers in the twenty-first century. There is a negative side to this agenda if the study of the classics is neglected. While many may view a program of education based on the study of great literature, philosophy and music of the past as irrelevant, even passé, there are some positive elements to be embraced by supplementing the STEM emphasis with the arts, especially the classics.  

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Howard B. Owens Science Center, Maxwell celebrate 40 years

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ScienceCenter40 01LANHAM – Science has changed a lot over the past 40 years, but the mission of Howard B. Owens Science Center has largely remained the same: to provide children with hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences that they will take with them forever.

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County school system celebrates 40 years of STEM

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STEMExpo 02UPPER MARLBORO – It’s not every day that students in Prince George’s County get the chance to meet a living legend, but they got to do just that on Friday as Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) celebrated 40 years of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the classroom.

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NASA administrator inspires John Hanson students

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NASA 01OXON HILL – The idea of space alone could inspire students to dream big futures, but add in an former astronaut who is a President Barack Obama appointee to NASA and John Hanson Montessori School thinks it might have the perfect recipe to inspire the future leaders of Prince George’s County.

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Bee keeper visits Bowie middle school

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BeeKeeperNiftyFiftyBOWIE – If there is one thing Karen Rennich wants students to take away from her presentation on bees, it’s that the students can do anything and be anything – even things they haven’t considered yet.

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STEAM festival sparks interest among students

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STEM-logoCOLLEGE PARK – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities in Prince George’s County have really grown over the last couple of years and since they recently added the component of arts, many students are shocked at what they are learning.

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