STILLWATER, Minn. (KMSP) - Senator Amy Klobuchar talked science on Saturday at a Stillwater high school.
The 10th annual Da Vinci Fest had students competing in science, technology and art. Klobuchar stopped by to promote STEM careers, boosting enthusiasm in science, technology, engineering and math.
The democratic senator spoke to a crowd of students and teachers about the importance of science and technology education in Minnesota schools. She brought up past technological achievements that have come out of the state, like Post-It notes and the pacemaker.
Klobuchar is a co-founder of the Diversifying Technology Caucus. According to her office, employment in STEM occupations grew 20 percent faster than non-STEM fields over the last decade.