4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2013 11:31 PM by Lynne Hoffman RSS

Is science still a "cool" subject?

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I read this post on the Science Careers blog about Sally Ride, a NASA astronaut who recently passed away. In 2009, she said that science was a "cool" subject while she was growing up, but that just wasn't the case anymore in the next generation. The post ends by stating that "Until steps are taken to restore scientific and technical careers to their former glory, it's unlikely, despite excellent educational efforts such as Ride's, that young people will again consider science 'really cool.'"

 

What do you think? Are the STEM fields still "cool" after all? If not, how can we boost their appeal?

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