Our Views: STEM night a great event

Building student skills in science, technology, engineering and math — that’s STEM, for short — must be a priority in preparing our young people for the world of work in the 21st century.

That’s why we’re glad that Glasgow Middle School is once again hosting STEM Family Night Tuesday as a way to inspire interest in these subjects.

The event is free and open to the public Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the school’s campus, 1676 Glasgow Ave. Concessions will be on sale, and there will be lots of exhibits and demonstrations for children of all ages. Last year’s inaugural STEM Family Night at Glasgow was a huge success, and this year’s follow-up promises to be a special night, too.

Glasgow has been on a roll lately with its science achievements. Glasgow students got a first place overall in the recent regional science fair, and Glasgow’s Science Olympiad team also took home many honors in a recent regional competition. Science Olympiad involves teams of youngsters in intense competition aimed at building champion scientists.

Glasgow’s designation as a national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence points to its academic strengths across all disciplines. We’re glad that the school is using Tuesday’s STEM Family Night event to share its know-how with the rest of the community.