Thursday, July 22, 2010

BSC Geography and the Summer of Science

The department's participation at the first-annual Connect Summer of Science event at Mass Maritime has yielded an unexpected benefit. The Cape Eyes online technology journal includes an excellent article about the fit between geography and the other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. The author makes a very strong case for a holistic education grounded in scientific inquiry, especially in the context of 21st century competitiveness.
(See more photos on EarthView Blog.)

Regarding competitiveness, the United States has weathered this recession fairly well because other countries are still willing to lend us money to buy things. This gives us a chance to do something we had better get serious about: building 21st-century skills. Those include STEM (especially math!), writing, foreign languages, and of course GEOGRAPHY!

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