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A Bright Future for US STEMs from Students' Love of Chemistry

7:53 AM MDT | June 2, 2011 | Katie Hunt, Dow Chemical

It’s no secret that a fundamental understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is essential to sustaining a global economy. We’ve been alerted by President Obama that America’s 15-year-olds rank 21st in science and 25th in math compared to their peers around the world; but it doesn’t have to be this way. With more than 90 percent of all manufactured products in the world touched by the power of chemistry, our industry is, and must continue to be, a positive force for change in the world. Today, the pressing challenge...

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Comments (1) for A Bright Future for US STEMs from Students' Love of Chemistry
Chemistry explains so many things that go on in our everyday lives. I remember when my little sister told me that crying was good for us because tears contain and release stress hormones. When she got a little bigger, she explained about the chemistry of osmosis. As an English teacher, I am always encouraging my students to understand the chemistry of the situation. And that little sister is the author of this blog. Way to go, Katie!
Posted by Margaret Hartshorn on Thursday, June 2, 2011 @ 08:47 PM

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