Berrien Springs Schools receive grant to start STEM program

It's a movement to get more students interested in math and science.

STEM was started as a way to get more students interested in engineering back in 1997 to address a shortage at the college level.
Now schools across the nation like Berrien Springs are getting on board.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. It allows students to work in laboratory like setting.

Some students prefer applying what they've learned instead oftaking tests and reading books.

It also gives students an idea if a career in science is right for them.
“With our growing field of STEM jobs that need to be filled, this is a fantastic program for us to put to use and get those students interested in engineering and biomedical fields,” says Berrien Springs High teacher Brian Terry.

STEM is a program set-up in all 50 states.

This is the first time though it's been brought to Southwest Michigan.

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