Too many students believe that research is about finding answers to questions through Google.—Keith Campbell.
A post last week from Keith Campbell of www.ontheedgeblog.com, asks the candidates—and all Americans—to take a look at science and engineering developments in education and elsewhere.
Keith's blog offers this advice:
1) We need to start by valuing science enough to have it on the agenda for discussion by our presidential candidates and for them to see it as important to winning votes.
2) We must think of science as crucial to our nation's leadership, link it to national needs and insist that our leaders give it the same type of attention that they give to defense or healthcare. Science underlies both.
3) We need to think about and deliver larger commitments to science than just the engineering activities of getting energy from corn or the technology requirements of updating the skills of our existing workforce.
4) We need to support scientific activities across disciplines and have the profession recognize that they have support for the long haul.
5) We need scientists and engineers in positions of leadership in government and business.
6) We need to reform the teaching of science in the primary and secondary schools.
7) We need to require and provide for quality science and math classes for all college students.
To read the full blog including the feedback, follow this link to the article.