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Building A Pathway To Engineering For Our Daughters – Brick By Brick, Ali P. Gordon Aug 2016

Building A Pathway To Engineering For Our Daughters – Brick By Brick, Ali P. Gordon

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As a father of young elementary and middle school-aged kids, I’m also curious to know exactly how my undergrad students came to be interested in mechanical engineering. An exchange with a UCF student might go like this: “You did a great job on the exam. Congrats! By the way, how did you get interested in mechanical engineering, anyway?” I mentally log the answers for my kids’ future benefit.


Toward A More Scientifically Literate Public, Michael Bass Dec 2015

Toward A More Scientifically Literate Public, Michael Bass

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As a society we do a terrible job of educating our children to become scientifically literate. Sure, we have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs throughout the country, and with some justification we can brag about the successes of students that are in or who have graduated from such learning experiences.


Humanities, Sciences Must Be United -- For Our Collective Success, Carla Poindexter Nov 2012

Humanities, Sciences Must Be United -- For Our Collective Success, Carla Poindexter

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When Pablo Picasso presented his first cubist paintings to the world, even most educated people thought them hideous and irrational, yet his peers saw them to be ingenious.


Art Is Always A Series Of Questions To Contemplate, Not Solve, Carla Poindexter Jul 2012

Art Is Always A Series Of Questions To Contemplate, Not Solve, Carla Poindexter

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Why do people value a painting or drawing? An elementary-school student I know recently answered: “Because when we look at art we can see how the artist felt about things.”