Fair Look At Science

Traditional Event Provides Opportunities in New Fields

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 3 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF STAR SCIENTIST Emily Mitchell, a student at Oakdale Middle School, talks about her science-fair entry with judges Virginia Rhame, center, and Michael Williams on Wednesday Feb. 13 2013 at the school. Emily's entry discusses the science of stardust, which is the trail of light seen behind falling stars.

Technology creates new fields in science. Engineering uses new scientific developments, and math drives research.

At A Glance

What Is It?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs are projected to grow. Arkansas is projected to have 52,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018, according to a USInnovation.org report from the Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America.

Content areas

• Science: biology, chemistry, physics

• Technology: computers, web developer, information systems

• Engineering: chemical, mechanical, electrical

• Mathematics and statistical analysis

Source: www.usinnovation.org

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