Science for all

STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — makes careers blossom

By Nancy McGuire, 19:01 PM January 9, 2013

John Holdren shares his insights into science with President Barack Obama as his science advisor. Credit: Pete Souza

Quick, what does a real scientist, engineer or mathematician look like? If someone from the cast of television’s The Big Bang Theory pops into your head, then keep reading. Here we go beyond the stereotypes to meet some real-life experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called STEM fields.

The work these experts do takes them everywhere, from your neighborhood movie house to inside the White House. They are up in the air, helping high-flying military aircraft s...

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