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Cheesy project teaches kids the scientific method, but do we need more scientists?

By Eileen De Guire / September 3, 2013

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the British Cheese Board applied the scientific method to determine optimum “process parameters” for making cheese on toast, a favorite snack of UK children and inspire school-age children to consider STEM careers. A deeper question, though, how urgent is the need for new STEM-trained graduates?

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / June 5, 2012

This “trigonal bipyramidal” crystalline structure that forms the basis of Oregon State University‘s “cool blue” pigment (see below). Credit: OSU. Check ’em out: “I like to break things”: Janine Schneider breaks things in the name of science As Janine Schneider walks through the materials testing facility, her eyes light up; it is clear that she…

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