STEM degrees

Bill Nye, widely known for hosting the children’s science TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” will be in Florida for two days.  He’ll be in the swing state on behalf of President Barack Obama, and one of his stops will include a talk about the importance of STEM degrees, which is also one of Governor Rick Scott’s priorities.

State Universities say they have no problem with the governor’s request to see more science and technology degrees produced. But they also note that they need more money to do it. Lynn Hatter reports Representatives from Florida’s 11 public universities spoke before a highly anticipated House Education Committee where recommendations- or legislation—could be produced.