The U.S. needs more experts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. Unfortunately, our pipeline for these skills seems to be running dry at just the moment when we need more STEM professionals than ever. And it’s not just industry that benefits from STEM. Studies show that STEM professionals earn more than their counterparts in other fields, even when those counterparts have more years of education. All of which begs the question: how do we get kids interested in STEM, and keep them engaged long enough to prepare themselves for rewarding STEM careers? More…