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Students experience real world application of STEM

4:55 PM, Nov 1, 2013   |    comments
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- 40 students from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have spent the past 3 days at Fairchild Semiconductor, learning about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

SEMI High Tech U is a program that tries to bridge the gap between what students learn in the classroom and what they'd do in the real world. In a Friday morning session, for instance, students learned about all the things nanotechnology makes possible -- from more effective medicine, to nail polish that changes color in sunlight.

Scarborough Junior Rachel Maroon said, "I didn't know it could be used for medicine, for tennis balls. I had no clue it was in tennis balls, and no clue it could change so much."

The students also took part in mock job interviews and talked with college-level STEM students about their experience.

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