Whether or not to amend STEM to STEAM  in order to recognize the value of art has been a topic of much debate over the last few years, as has the low number of girls pursuing STEM studies . Science Fair, a new CD featuring songs by indie mainstays Mates of State  and Laura Veirs,  tries to use the first to combat the second. The songs aim to engage young girls in math and science with fun, eay-to-sing-to lyrics about Marie Curie , Mary Leakey , and the joys of discovery. As a bonus for the grown-ups in her life, the mellow songs are a nice break from the more-traditional kids' fare. Read more about its genesis here .