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Biomedical egineering student Abel Tesfaslassie talks with LaSandra Alexander and other high school students from across the state about a standalone science computing device used to analyze force during STEM Day at ECU on Friday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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Biomedical egineering student Abel Tesfaslassie talks with LaSandra Alexander and other high school students from across the state about a standalone science computing device used to analyze force during STEM Day at ECU on Friday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

STEM offers closer look

“The big deal is that we desperately need for students majoring in these subjects because right now America is importing foreign talent (for STEM careers).”


Mary Farwell
biochemistry professor

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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High school students from across eastern North Carolina got a closer look at majors and careers in STEM education at East Carolina University on Friday.

The day highlighted opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math that are available at ECU and included representatives from the departments of biology, chemistry, geography, geological sciences, physics, education, computer science, construction management, engineering and technology systems, as well as the Renaissance Computing Institute.


About 350 students were split into 14 groups of 25 and visited four stations during the event. They had lunch in a dining hall on campus.

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