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Updated: 03/27/2013 09:14:01AM

STEMsmart effort helping make students, teachers better

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By Teri A Hansen

President and CEO, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

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“When you are bored, you just watch the clock,” a middle-school girl told me. Then her face erupted in a smile as she described her STEMsmart science class. “It is fun when you are engaged in class, because you want to do more, you want to study hard and work more.”

Middle and high school students in Sarasota County are doing more, and STEMsmart Week has been celebrating their success while opening their eyes to career opportunities. It is all part of Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s STEMsmart initiative, a community-wide effort to transform the way teachers teach and students learn science, technology, engineering, and math.

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