[caption id="attachment_70288" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Cerner intern Austin Terry of Kansas City, Mo., is headed to Missouri University of Science and Technology. Terry worked in Cerner's software engineering area during the summer. (Fred Blocher/Kansas City Star/MCT)"][/caption]

Peggy Hinzman stands in the heart of today's industrial-minded, technology-driven high school. She teaches in it. And even she has trouble getting the next word out of her mouth.

"Pharmacogenomics," she says after a couple of tries.

"We get people into careers no one has ever heard of," said Hinzman, who teaches at Summit Technology Academy in Missouri’s...

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