In the second of what appears to be a series of commentary on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math hearings being held by the US House subcommittee for Science, I’d like to draw your attention to a few points in “Reform in K-12 STEM Education”.
First the funny bits, brought to you today by Dr. Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University:
- “Mathematics is very intimidating. Every time I go and visit with our Math department … I take Valium before I go over … they scare the hell out of me.” (1:18:43) … So remember kids, if your PI asks why you’re dropping X before group meeting, tell ’em Dr. Gee said it was cool. Honestly, I think most group meetings would be improved by a little X.
- “If you can’t be a lawyer, if you can’t be a doctor … you can always be a teacher.” (1:10:06) I kid, I kid.