The Education Department has made science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, a priority. Raising students with good STEM skills is key to the future economic vitality of the United States. Tuesday night in Washington, 40 of the smartest, STEM-oriented American kids in in the whole country were honored.
Carlos Contreras, Intel’s director for U.S. education, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin that the honorees were selected out of thousands of applicants.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.