From Venus to Shuttles, How to Get Kids Hooked on Science

There's lots of buzz around the Venus Crossing and Shuttle Enterprise -- but the US still lags behind the rest of the world in educating young scientists and engineers. David Plotz discusses Slate's project to figure out how to create better STEM education.

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