August 30, 2014 Washington Post interview with our CEO Aaron Saunders on STEM, Startup Middle School, entrepreneurship and coding education.
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Aaron Saunders works a day job as chief executive of Clearly Innovative, a software design and development company based in the District. Then, he and several employees head to Howard University Middle School, where they teach classes and run a summer camp to engage students with science, technology, engineering and math. These fields, collectively known as STEM, are widely seen as powering the economy of the future. Yet not enough American students are studying the disciplines. To fix that, Saunders says it may be time to change the lingo.