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Updated: 03/07/2018 11:36:01AM

STEM enhances girls education

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Bok's floating classroom is one way they teach STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There has been an emphasis in getting girls more involved in STEM projects.


These young ladies take a look at the project before them.

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Lake Wales Charter schools and Polk State College are hoping to spark interest in math and science by targeting a group of students with one specific characteristic: No boys allowed.

A total of 28 young ladies in grades four through eight, all enrolled in charter systems schools Janie Howard Wilson Elementary and Bok Academy, recently completed a series of special Saturday workshops aimed at stoking more interest in the STEM curriculum, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, areas where traditionally more boys are involved.

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