BOISE — They make key decisions on the future of education in Idaho, and Wednesday legislators got a first-hand look at local STEM programs.
It was "STEM Matters" day at the statehouse, which gives kids a chance to interact with legislators and show them what they're learning about science, technology, engineering and math.
"Students get to not only learn about STEM opportunities here in Idaho, but really interacting with those professionals as they start to make career decisions and move into our workforce," said Dr. Angela Hemingway with the Idaho STEM Action Center.
The Idaho STEM Action Center says STEM jobs are crucial to Idaho's future.
A number of exhibits occupied the first, second and fourth floors of the rotunda--a few had 3-D printing stations and impressive lego displays.