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News 4 Schools: AT&T trying to get more students interested in STEM

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Students use virtual reality gear during high-tech day at AT&T's officers in downtown STL. Credit: KMOV Students use virtual reality gear during high-tech day at AT&T's officers in downtown STL. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

AT&T sponsored a national high tech day at its downtown St. Louis offices as part of a push to get kids more interested in careers in science, technology, education,and math or STEM.

75 seventh and eighth graders learned about careers in STEM. The students even got to try out virtual reality gear.

A spokesman for AT&T says there is a real need for employees to be trained in STEM.

“This is important because we feel so many students don’t get exposure in STEM, and we want them to see how realistic it is to pursue STEM careers, how fun and attainable it is,” said Ebony Williams, AT&T’s Associate Director of Technology.

AT&T hosted high tech events for 3,000 school children across the country.

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