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    Filed at 7:43 pm under by dcobranchi

    Americans don’t know much about science, and that’s cause for concern This is not exactly an educational story but it is related and the issue is near and dear to my heart (in real life I’m a research chemist.) Americans think science is SO hard that they don’t even try to understand. It’s not. I firmly believe that anyone with a grasp of algebra could succeed in chemistry (and probably most other sciences). The article points out that the US is not producing enough scientists and engineers and must import them. If the schools did a better job at instilling the wonder of it all; if they could get the kids to ask “What if?”; if they’d just make it fun, we’d be a long way down the road to solving the shortage.

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