STEM jobs — science, technology, engineering and math — are the much-talked-about career options we’re often told are the way of the future. So how do we ignite a fire for these subjects in our kids? Bowling Green State University’s Kids’ Tech University (KTU) program lets young students between 9 and 12 years old learn about scientific concepts through hands-on activities in real college lecture halls. Each of the series of four sessions addresses a different topic, led by a different guest speaker. The session begins on Saturday, February 9 with a look at climate science: “Bright Blankets and Boating Bonanzas: How Do Clouds and Ice Affect Our Planet?” led by Dr. Jennifer Kay of the National Center for Climate Research. It’s a valuable way to give kids a lifelong fascination with how the world really works. Registration is $25, including t-shirt, and scholarships are available. To register online or learn about other sessions, visit www.kidstechuniversity-bgsu.vbi.vt.edu.