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Old 05-13-12, 05:30 PM   #1
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Post Girls Impress FIRST Championship With Project That Could Save Lives (GeekDad Weekly R

It's been widely reported that we've fallen far behind in STEM education, that our children just aren't proficient at math, science, technology,or engineering. Everyone from President Obama to William Bennett have lamented our situation. But to step inside the FIRST 2012 Championship in Saint Louis last week, you would never know it. Here, thousands of kids gathered to celebrate and compete in robotics and whether chatting to the competitors or overhearing conversations, it's very apparent that the state of STEM is well and good among FIRST attendees.

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