Is Electronics on the Rise?

Actually, the Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair, co-sponsored by MEMC Electronics Monsanto, is on the rise! Over than 250 schools show a 50% increase in Honors Fair students in 2010.

The keys are parents who capture the “I wonder” questions their children have and encourage them to turn their question in into projects; schools that recognize the value of hands-on inquiry based lessons; and mentors who remember how they themselves got excited about science!