The Deshpande family of Andover wants youth to see that engineering can be as cool as playing for the Red Sox. The family has donated $25,000 to help that happen.

The gift will allow all Andover elementary schools to teach a lauded, hands-on science curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston. The lessons | part of the museum’s Engineering is Elementary program | are meant to make children into problem-solvers excited about science and technology.

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