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Tim Emerson

Systems Engineering, FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology

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Does the team sports model help in building the technical workforce we need for the future?

Team sports are a major focus for high schools and colleges. Scholarships help many student athletes attend college and the values of hard work and determination are emphasized.

How does this influence our abilty to attact and educate the next generations of scientists and engineers? Does it help, hurt, act as a distraction or os it irrelevant?

I'd like to hear from Parents, Teachers and Coaches. If you are a student or have recently graduated, I would be particularly interested in your thoughts.

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