(03/01/13) - Some middle school students in Saginaw had the opportunity to work with solar science first hand, Friday.
Dow Chemical employees teamed up with Ruben Daniels Middle School students to teach lessons in energy by building a solar-powered car.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program, also known as STEM, is designed get students interested in careers in science.
Organizers say hands-on experience is the key.
"We wanted to create a pipeline of students that have an interest in science, technology, engineering and math, so we are here to do these fun activities with the student in hopes that they will pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math," said James Torain, of the Dow Chemical Company.
The kids got to run their solar cars on an improvised "test track" at the school.
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