Study Shows 99% of Teens Think Math and Science Are Important
While math and science may not be everyone's favorites, a recent study shows that 99 percent of teens believe that it's important to be good at both subjects. So, those who love crunching numbers and have the periodic table memorized are in good company.
According to Wired, the study, conducted by the Intel Corpoation and Penn Schoen Berland, surveyed 1,000 teens between the ages of 13 and 18. Of these students, 59 percent of them believe that math and science are important factors when trying to get into college, and 58 percent of the teens said they want to have a science-related career.
Those who are truly interested in the fields are also getting an extra boost from NASA. The government arm recently announced that it will give $20 million over the course of five years to several high school programs that encourage students' interest in science, technology and mathematics.
That means more money to explore more things! Where do you stand? Do you think math and science are important in life? Are you good at these subjects? Would you want to have a career in one or both one day?%Poll-56357%