Adventures in STEM, 1953

How do you get kids motivated to study math and science?  These days, it’s video games, but in 1953, General Electric published comic books about science “adventures” to lure young people into technical fields, reports the Washington Post‘s [email protected] blog.

Adults feared “comic books were producing a crop of juvenile delinquents,” General Electric Review wrote in September 1953. But GE went ahead with titles such as Adventures in Jet Power, Adventures Inside the Atom and Land of Plenty: A Story of Freedom and Power.