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Talking to children about STEM fields boosts career interest

Study examines how parents can help their children pursue and perform better in STEM fields.

A new study found that parents who talk with their high-schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.

The findings, published Jan. 17 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show a 12 percentage point increase on the math and science ACT for students whose parents were provided with information on how to effectively convey t

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