Initiative takes novel approach to early STEM education

07/24/2013 | ASME.org

The Iridescent educational initiative puts an emphasis on the creative aspect of teaching STEM subjects, using hands-on methods to pique the interest of boys and girls, writes Chitra Sethi. Science "really is a process of making sense of the world. There is little correlation between science in formal school curriculum and the way it is in the real world," says program founder and CEO Tara Chklovski, an aerospace engineer and former school principal.

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