STEM sign
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In education, S.T.E.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; S.T.E.A.M. adds art to the mix (think: Disney imagineers). I have a special fondness for S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M., partly because one of my kids attends a S.T.E.A.M. school, and partly because all those component disciplines are extremely cool and important. And why is November 8 the day to celebrate S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M.? Well, according to this press release from MGA Entertainment, it comes from a Netflix show for kids called Project Mc2, about four smart girls in a secret spy organization called NOV8 (pronounced “innovate”).