A growing number of extracurricular programs for students in the Detroit area are focused on science, technology, engineering and math, including one 20-member engineering club that meets weekly. The goal, officials say, is to interest students in the subjects and help them improve their skills. The key to improving student achievement in STEM -- an area where the U.S. lags internationally -- is to engage students in the subjects early, educators say.

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