STEM-projectsA new interactive online projects platform urges science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and educators to solve real-world challenges and seeks to show students how classroom STEM lessons translate to the workforce.

The STEM projects will be hosted through the Air Force Collaboratory, a partnership between the U.S. Air Force and GOOD, a social network for activism, launched Aug. 1 and will remain active through the end of November.

Air Force representatives said humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions depend more and more on technological advances created by STEM-educated workers. The Collaboratory aims to inspire participants to use STEM education experiences to solve pressing problems and work to complete STEM projects.

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