A panel of students interested in science, technology, engineering and math told audience members at the fifth annual Urban Education Institute at North Carolina A&T why they are pursuing STEM careers and shared ideas for sparking more interest in these fields. High-school senior Gerrell Bynum was motivated to pursue a STEM education because he wanted to know how his favorite video games worked. A&T biology major Phillip Thomas said helping younger students identify STEM career possibilities can make a huge difference in their lives.

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