The Marietta Daily Journal – STEM Engineering for Kids program comes to Cobb

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The Marietta Daily Journal – STEM Engineering for Kids program comes to Cobb

Cobb County children ages 4 to 14 soon will have exposure to industries that Forbes magazine considers to be among the most promising for college students.

Engineering for Kids, a nationwide series of programs and classes designed to teach children about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, often referred to as STEM, will begin offering after-school programs and classes in metro Atlanta elementary and middle schools this fall, according to Maureen Myrie of Austell, the overseer for Engineering for Kids’ metro Atlanta programs and classes.

Engineering for Kids was founded by Dori Roberts, a high school teacher who taught engineering, math and technology for 11 years. Roberts recognized a need for science-based programs in high schools and decided to pioneer an after-school club that would compete in various engineering and technology competitions, according to the Engineering for Kids website, engineering forkids.net.

After the club grew to more than 180 members and won several state championships, Roberts decided to expand Engineering for Kids, growing the organization to its current size of more than 60 classes throughout the United States.

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