Being Human: The First Step in STEM Education

Photo courtesy of the Scientific American blog.

Photo courtesy of the Scientific American blog.

From the Scientific American blog: About nine months ago, I and six other young innovators and visionaries from around the country were asked to be part of an exciting addition to the Advisory Board for the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which took place in Washington D.C. in April. We were honored and frankly a bit overwhelmed to be on a list with nearly a dozen Nobel Laureates, the chief technology officers of Microsoft and Lockheed Martin and the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube.

The idea behind the Youth Advisory Board was to bring together some of the nation’s most energetic young minds — Intel science fair winners, literary geniuses, entrepreneurs, a polar explorer and published scientists — with a simple goal: to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

There was just one problem: none of us were actually experts in STEM education.

Click here to read this fascinating account of joining the Youth Advisory Board.

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