The Women of NASA featured in the Lego set are (left to right): computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronaut Mae Jemison and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman. Maia Weinstock hide caption

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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

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The line stretches down the block ahead of an event during the 2012 Seattle Science Festival. The 2013 festival runs from June 6 through June 16. Courtesy of Pacific Science Center hide caption

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Mountains in the area where Marcelo first explored the wonders of the natural world. Leonardo Pallotta/Flickr hide caption

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