Maine students learn about STEM careers from Vanderbilt researchers

03/11/2013 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Fourth- and fifth-graders at Surry Elementary School in Maine, and in other schools throughout the state, are learning how scientists do their work through a weekly teleconference with researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The curriculum is part of the center's Aspirnaut program, created to interest students in science, technology, engineering and math. "Every Vanderbilt instructor starts the lesson by discussing with the kids his or her own personal interest in science or math and what career field they're in. Kids start to think, 'Hey, that could be me,'" principal Cathy Lewis said.

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