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NC Teachers See Firsthand STEM's Value in Workplace

NC Teachers Learn About Importance of STEM in Workplace

In response to student skepticism when it comes to practical applications of math and science, 200 teachers from North Carolina's schools visited 13 employers to see STEM skills in action. 

The workplace tours were organized by NC New Schools, a public-private effort aimed at promoting innovation and students' college and career readiness, according to the Charlotte Observer. The tours were a preamble to a three-day NC New Schools Summer Institute that will attract more than 800 teachers. 

"At the Coke plant, teachers learned about the physics of machines that can screw on up to 900 bottle caps a minute, the process used to mix 51 flavors of soft drinks and the chemistry involved in creating plastic bottles that hold in the carbon dioxide that gives drinks their fizz," the article said. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor


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