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Store aims to make science fun

Early on in his presidency, President Obama established the Committee on STEM education to help develop a new crop of American engineers and scientists. But just how to engage more American children in science has been a challenge. One group of Chicago area stores has been selling science to kids of all ages for decades. It’s called American Science and Surplus located on the Northwest Side, in Geneva and Milwaukee. Tonight its three stores will host an afterhours Science Night in which its staff of budding scientists and entertainers bring science alive. Here to talk to us about this science jamboree aimed at sparking the science bug (and selling stuff) is Joe Town, manager of American Science and Surplus’ Chicago store on Milwaukee Avenue. (Photo Courtesy of American Science and Surplus)

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