Andy Jackson, Harrisonburg High School STEM Academy co-director, helps Tucker Wyatt, 15, (center) and A.K. Koyee, 14, Wednesday. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Harrisonburg High School STEM Academy freshmen Douglas Ritcher (right), 15, and Robert Heitsch, 14, work on a planetary motion assignment Wednesday afternoon. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, which Gov. Bob McDonnell and educators are emphasizing in Virginia’s schools.