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August 11, 2011 AT 11:19 am

will.i.am importance of funding science education


In a follow-up to the video of famous people talking about FIRST is a Makertplace interview that aired on NPR on Wednesday.

You may know will.i.am — assuming you know him at all — as the frontman for the Black Eyed Peas. You probably don’t know he’s now the director of creative innovation at Intel. And that he’s leading a push for better science and technology education in our schools. Which is why he’s teamed up with Dean Kamen — the guy who invented the Segway scooter — and Kamen’s foundation called FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. They’ve gotten together to produce a television special called “i.am.FIRST: Science and Rock and Roll”, about robotics championships for kids grades K-12. It airs on ABC this Sunday.

Audio and a transcript can be found on the Marketplace website.  Looks like something interesting will be on  TV this Sunday.

via APM & USFIRST


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