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Science Project

After 175 years, the Museum of Science is embarking on a mighty mission: to get schoolchildren excited about engineering and technology, help the US compete in the global economy, and, oh yes, make field trips more fun.

Can playing with a robotic puppy now prod youths (like these fifth-graders from the Advent School in Boston) to become engineers later? Museum of Science president Ioannis Miaoulis (right) thinks so.
''I think it's critically important that we do controversy'' when selecting exhibit and program subjects, says David Rabkin, the museum's vice president for technologies.
By John Hanc
December 11, 2005

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IT'S 9:30 ON A TUESDAY MORNING , and seven yellow school buses are lined up in front of the Museum of Science, straddling the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge. These buses - and many more to follow this day - will disgorge about 1,000 children, ages 7 to 17, from 14 schools as far away as Pennsylvania. Inside, the ... (Full article: 2147 words)

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