Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Two Views on Science, Technology and Engineering

Here is a recent contribution to the discourse on expanding access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for minority students. The National Academy of Science provides free and open access to its publications. Most can also be purchased through their website. As this volume points out, the conversation about the importance of STEM education to the common good has quite a long history in the United States.

Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.

On a different note, here is a powerful post from Patrick Meier, posted on his fascinating “iRevolution.net” site:

A List of Completely Wrong Assumptions About Technology Use in Emerging Economies.

What seems especially commendable about Patrick’s observations is the degree to which it demonstrates cultural reciprocity, and the warm response this generated from his readers.