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Third-annual Discovery Festival promotes STEM careers

Casey Torres
November 09, 2018 06:19 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —  The third annual Discovery Festival took place on Friday morning and attracted more than 3,600 students from across New Mexico to the Albuquerque Convention Center.

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The festival aimed to introduce and encourage students from K-12 to pursue careers in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math).

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico (BBBS-CNM) helped organize the fair.

“So kids can get interested in an early age before they get discouraged, then they can start those building blocks. They can take the classes they need to take and do the extracurricular,” said, Angela Reed Padilla, CEO of BBBS-CNM.

More than 50 interactive booths had different STEM activities for students to try out. Future employers and universities were also in attendance.

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