A local conference is hoping to help out the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The 4H STEM Conference was held Friday at Murray State's Crisp Center in Paducah.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
Teens participated in hands-on activities like separating DNA from fruit, and learning how physics allows them to walk on egg without breaking them.
Organizers hope that interest now, can lead to careers later.
"They are the next generation that will be coming up to try to develop their interest in these STEM careers. As we provide them hands on activities, we hope it boosts their interests in wanting to get involved," said Torey Earle, a 4H Agent for Science.
There was also a program for adults, including seminars led by professional engineers.
For more on the Kentucky 4H STEM program, click here.
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