We all know the problem. Too few new engineers, as well as other STEM professionals, are graduating from US colleges. The underlying issue is that kids these days aren’t taking an interest in science and math, without which they can’t develop critical-thinking skills and that sense of curiosity that contributes to entrepreneurial attitudes and life-long discovery.
Many people reading this editorial will say that we shouldn’t be encouraging kids to study STEM because of a claimed lack of engineering jobs in the United States. This situation isn’t just about jobs, though. It’s about creating a climate of more creative and more intelligently thinking, and, ultimately, more proactive people. We can be sure of this: If engineers—who are creative, intelligent, productive people—ran things in this country, we’d all be in a better position when it came to the employment market, as well as many other hot-button concerns.
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