Problem-solving skills are focus of STEM education in Pa.

02/24/2013 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Schools in western Pennsylvania are emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math throughout students' educational careers in an effort to create a generation of problem-solvers, education leaders say. For example, in one district, elementary-school students are introduced to hands-on STEM projects using Legos, and high-school students use Lego kits to learn about robotics. "We're trying to grow this across the board, because kids will be able to transition (these skills) from subject to subject to subject," coordinator of STEM education and high-school assistant principal Michael Choby said.

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