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Why Studying STEM Is So Important

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In today's technology-driven world, having a STEM education is more important than ever. After all, interacting with new technology is a huge part of life today — and will only become more vital in the future. Still, STEM has a reputation as a tough course of study that students aren't always eager to jump into, so we asked Emily Calandrelli — an engineer by training who now works as an author, speaker, and science TV host — to explain why it's so crucial. Press play on the video above to find out how you can benefit from a STEM education.

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