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Report: STEM Education Lacking in Rural Areas

Opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are lacking at rural schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, according to a new report.

The Pittsburgh-based Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development recently released "Work to Do: The Role of STEM Education in Improving the Tri-State Region's Workforce," which examined the attitudes toward STEM careers, and the opportunities to learn about them in the rural tri-state region. The study found that although there are opportunities for employment in STEM careers, there is a shortage of qualified workers, especially in advanced manufacturing and energy fields.