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David Houggy: The case for STEM education

The Aspen Times – David Houggy

“Imagine … the United States is a global economic and military superpower, leading the world in developing new industries, creating jobs, inventing new products and services, and breaking ground in all manner of scientific areas, including technology, biology, genetics, medicine, space travel and more. We have figured out how to put a man on the moon and bring him back. We have a higher concentration of scientists and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals than any other country in the world — by a large margin. Our universities are unparalleled in the world, and our youth rank No. 1 in math and science among all developed countries. The economy is booming, growing at over 5 percent annually, we are exporting products and services all over the globe, and have a negative trade balance.”(more)

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