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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: Changing the world certainly isn't easy, and Ainissa, thank you so much for your contribution! I'm afraid our time is just about up. Do you have any closing remarks?
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      Feb 13 2013: I want everyone to feel that they can help move the needle by changing the perception of STEM in their own corner. If we connect all these corners, we will eventually have the entire planet covered.

      STEM is one of the best inheritances we can leave our children so that they have a shot and dealing with the challenges of this brave new world. Thanks everyone.

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