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Started by polly_mer, May 19, 2019, 08:17:07 PM
QuoteI am unhappy about STEM. That is, I'm unhappy about how it's presented as the principal portal for careers in science and technology. Young people — in some cases, young enough to be as far back as grammar school — are presented with this intellectual triathlon in order to go into science and technology.
Quote from: hmaria1609 on June 27, 2019, 07:07:43 PMDo whatever you want--I'm just the background dancer in your show!
Quote from: mamselle on May 19, 2019, 08:31:09 PMI'm more a fan of steam (the "A" stands for...umm... arts...)M.
Quote from: EO Wilson"Those universities that have large collections of organisms have not come close to providing educational tools for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Harvard is particularly short. I came there as a graduate student in 1951, and I'm now honorary curator of insects, now that I've retired. Harvard has some of the best collections in the world — plants and animals — and we have a great arboretum. And yet the collections are not being used effectively to train people in biodiversity. They're being neglected.We should be putting much more emphasis in both undergraduate and graduate biology courses on biodiversity. Right now we have given formal names to a little more than two million species. How many species remain unknown? The answer: an estimated eight million. We're not talking about bacteria; we're talking about eukaryotic animals.We need more courses about different groups of organisms — courses in ornithology, or invertebrate zoology, or entomology. That's the way you get students hooked."