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TechNewsWorld: "Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair"

03/25/2015 News Release Image

TechNewsWorld: "Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair"

. . . President Obama's efforts to boost funding efforts for STEM are significant and necessary, said Jonathan Hill, associate dean of Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and codirector of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace.

"The administration's emphasis on STEM has helped to drive awareness among schools, universities, industry and parents about the need for better, more inclusive STEM education," he told TechNewsWorld.

"Consistently good STEM education -- the kind that helps students over their math-phobia, engages them in science labs where they can do grade-appropriate research, and allows them to use their computers as more than texting tools -- requires investment," Hill maintained.

Just as investment in more-effective teaching pedagogy is needed, he said, so is investment in modern, tech-enabled classrooms -- as well as investment in the kids themselves, he said. Only then will students have the opportunities to gain the skills needed to land the jobs that a STEM-based economy will create in the years to come.

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