January 28, 2011 - 13:37
During President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address, engineers might have been encouraged by some of the important words coming from the president’s mouth. “The quality of our math and science education lags behind many other nations’.” “And over the next ten years, with so many Baby Boomers retiring from our classrooms, we want to prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.” “We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair...