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Robots and Satellites and Hovercrafts 108 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 have some ground to cover if we want science, for example, to be on par with where kids are in terms of writing," says Dr. David Lussier, the Superintendent of the Wellesley Public School sys- tem. "We're so appreciative that the conversations that began last year about the need for us to be doing more in science have really taken root throughout Wellesley. This is one of those times where we have so many great resources in terms of the people who live here and the connec- tions that they have. So to be able to take advantage of that and put all of those things together in a single, community-wide day is really going to keep the pot simmering… We're hoping to retain people's interest far beyond the Expo day, to get them thinking about long-term ways that we can inspire kids and get them to think about STEM differently than they have in the past." Dr. Dean Blase, the Director of Curriculum for the Wellesley Public Schools, who herself has a science background, met with the Expo organizing committee and was blown away by what they put together. "[The organizers] are themselves STEM professionals," says Blase. "They have a pas- sion for the field and an understanding for how kids can get inspired at very early ages and carry that passion through their entire careers." Blase also predicts that the Expo will have a palpable w e l o o k f o r m o r e a n d m o r e w a y s t o b u i l d r e a l w o r l d l e a r n i n g i n t o a l l o u r c l a s s e s 104-110_WWMa14_science-tech fair_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/2/14 12:06 PM Page 108

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