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bobjengr
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bobjengr   9/21/2013 8:10:09 PM
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I certainly agree with most of the comments made so far.    At one time in my career I was an engineering program manager with an international group providing contract services to South America, the Middle East and Western Europe.  I was absolutely amazed at the difference in attitude shown by managerial personnel in these areas relative to the attitudes shown by management in the USA.  In the "states" we are basically considered the means to an end--pawns if you will until the need for our services is gone.   It was an absolute pleasure working for a qualified engineering manager as opposed to an MBA.  The level of understanding was ten-fold in comparison.  I think these attitudes become known at a very early level in the educational process and this is one reason more students do not consider the STEM professions.  Now, these remarks are not meant to be condemning and I have worked for several terrific managers over my 50 plus years as an engineer BUT working for an individual that is schedule and cost driven is not that much fun.   

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Rob Spiegel   9/22/2013 3:50:54 PM
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I don't think we need to go down the road of China, William K, though it may be tempting sometimes. Some public companies have done all right if the major owner has control (like Facebook) and decisions can be made from the point of view of long-term business health rather than quarterly returns.

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Re : STEM 101: Give Students Access to 21st Century Tools
AnandY   10/3/2013 2:35:56 PM
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Very informative and thought provoking post indeed! However I could not understand the connection between the two figures related to the growth of STEM related professions and rate of students losing interest in STEM related professions. Healthy projected increase of 20.6 % in STEM related professions, but at the same time 57 % students losing interest in STEM, indicate that this decline in interest in STEM related profession is not job market driven.

AnandY
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Re : STEM 101: Give Students Access to 21st Century Tools
AnandY   10/3/2013 2:37:24 PM
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It is perplexing for me that "Digitally Savvy Youth" are losing interest in STEM related careers. There must be some research conducted to go beyond just knowing the rate of students losing interest and inquiring the reasons behind this phenomenon so that this problem that could hurt the country's economy badly can be coped with.

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Re: Re : STEM 101: Give Students Access to 21st Century Tools
Cabe Atwell   10/23/2013 6:11:24 PM
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Both old and new tools should be included in every STEM program as an introduction as well as a foundation for the particular subject being learned.

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