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How can we make science, technology, engineering, and math education more fun for kids? Join our live Q&A on February 13th at 3PM Eastern

In "Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists," Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez makes an impassioned call for a recommitment to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in our schools and throughout our society. She describes what habits we need to change to make STEM fun again, as well as a plan for how to increase every child’s participation in these disciplines.

Ramirez notes that the artist Pablo Picasso once said that all children are born artists and that the trick is to stay that way as an adult. She believes that all children have an inner scientist within them, and we need to get them in touch with their inner scientist again.

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    Feb 13 2013: Obama said quite a bit about STEM, when he talked about jobs and manufacturing and education. I am excited to see how this unfolds.
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      Feb 13 2013: I see that you were at the Bell Labs which permitted people to explore their own interests.
      How could we provide for this type of experience in schools?
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        Feb 13 2013: It would be great if schools had a public lab or design space. They are popping up around the country, schools should latch on.

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