Many successful people whose professional careers require knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) say that their interest in these fields grew while they were young. As children, they discovered that engineering, computer science, chemistry, and robotics were fascinating and devoted their high school and college years to learning more.

These goals are at the heart of the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival this April 21: to promote, inspire, and engage our young people. Kids love the hands-on STEM activities that Northeast Iowa Community College offers at the annual event, from robotics demonstrations to computer programming and gaming. The activities open entirely new career possibilities for students as they progress in their education.

To read this and other featured articles in their entirety, pickup the April 2018 issue of Julien’s Journal magazine. Click to subscribe for convenient delivery by mail, or call (563) 557-1914. Single issues are also available in print at area newsstands and digitally via the Issuu platform.


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