All about STEM. Why valley students turned out in Turlock to learn career options

modbee | March 09, 2019

All about STEM. Why valley students turned out in Turlock to learn career options
Schoolchildren from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley turned out Saturday for Stanislaus State University’s eighth annual Science Day in which they learned about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — what is called STEM.“It’s an opportunity to show the next generation of leaders the opportunities that are out there and to spark their interest in these areas,” said Professor Oluwarotimi Odeh, who also is the university’s Rolland Starn Endowed Chair in Agricultural Studies.He estimated Science Day drew about 2,000 children from school districts in Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Merced and elsewhere in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.There is need for employees with STEM training because of the valley’s ag-based economy, including its food processors and wineries, as well as opportunities in health care and medicine.

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Young Queenslanders can no longer expect to get good jobs, earn decent incomes and lead rewarding lives without obtaining Year 12 or some kind of substantial vocational or university qualification that gives them the skills for work and life.