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STEM talent: Moving beyond traditional boundaries

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12:20pm, December 18, 2009

Our future belongs to a new breed of science, technology, engineering and math talent — decidedly different minds that will use the transformative power of science and technology to advance the human condition.

In this age of escalating global challenges and accelerating technologies, how our children think is the new “currency” for innovation, research and transformative global change.  Shaping these habits of mind are experience and practice. When children engage in research, they learn to explore and inquire. When they identify innovative solutions to vexing global problems, they learn to ethically resolve complexity. And when they wrestle with moral dilemmas, they learn to grapple with issues of social, economic and environmental

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