ROSEVILLE. - We hear it time and time again. Americans are falling behind when it comes to science and math and we need those skills more than ever in a brave new world driven by technology.
That's why Cari Lyn Vinci says she's trying to inspire teens to pursue these careers..
"My passion is to find an area where there is a real need or problem and then create something that addresses that problem," Vinci explained.
Her latest venture is a start up called Invincible Enterprises. In development is a website and mobile app called Me, Inc.
She empowers teens to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. It's part of a new revamped initiative known as STE@M.
"Those are the fields we are focused on right now because that's where the biggest need is," Vinci said.
And there's a need for girls in those industries.