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STEM education has little to do with flowers

New York Times
5 October 2010

For readers who heretofore have been spared exposure to this little concatenation of capital letters, or who have, quite understandably, misconstrued its meaning, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, supposedly the major food groups of a comprehensive science education.

Aficionados pronounce STEM exactly as you'd imagine - like the plant part, like the cell type, like what you do to a tide and I wish I could do to this trend, but it's probably too late.

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