PHOTO GALLERY: Black Enterprise STEM Forum

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Exposing students to STEM education at a younger age is half the battle. For those students who do make it to the collegiate level and chose to major in STEM areas, attrition rates are often high. “For example, so many students major in computer science, but then say they're going into another field because they don’t understand the possibilities and how you can maximize those possibilities by pursuing one of the STEM areas,” notes Boston. “They gravitate towards what they know.”

Exposing students to STEM education at a younger age is half the battle. For those…