PASS: Arizona State University has a program to encourage elementary through middle school students to be inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The Engineers Serving Education project combines the talents of education majors from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College with the engineering students and faculty of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
“The new Engineers Serving Education project draws on expertise of faculty members from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. “
“The project introduces ASU education majors involved in their student-teaching experiences to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that they can immediately incorporate into class lessons. During the current semester, these teacher candidates are delivering one or more of four STEM lessons to approximately 1,800 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.”
James Collofello, associate dean of academic and student affairs in the Schools of Engineering said, “The 2007 seminal report Rising Above the Gathering Storm makes numerous recommendations for long-term approaches to remedying this quandary. Primary among them is the need to increase America’s talent pool by vastly improving STEM education in preschool through high school.”
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FAIL: People v the State of Illusion (PvtSoI) advertises itself as a quantum physics movie (You can check out the movie’s website here.) comparable to The Secret and to “What the Bleep Do We Know?” written and produced by Austin Vickers, a former lawyer turned leadership training/life coach. And similar to those movies it states that our thoughts create our reality and can therefore change our reality. This principle is called the “Law of Attraction” which thanks to those movies has been discussed at length by other skeptics so I won’t need to rehash that here. (To read an eSkeptic article about The Secret click here and you can find a breakdown of What the Bleep by clicking here.)