U.S. science funding sends young people a mixed message

By Eva Emerson, 09:00 AM October 21, 2013

Much effort is expended on informing young people about the wonders of science. Lab classes at school, hands-on museums, television shows, competitions and publications such as our own Science News for Students are designed to cultivate an appreciation for knowledge and to encourage students to pursue careers in science. I wholeheartedly endorse efforts to improve and expand STEM (short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. I think science, and more specifically sci...

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