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The Creative Side of Science

When the subject turns to engineering, too many students' eyes glaze over. But far from being a boring subject, many engineering fields require vast amounts of creativity. An article in yesterday's Albuquerque Journal makes the point that students need to get the full picture of engineering -- and other science fields -- and realize that a lot of what STEM is about is creating new things.  “In a survey of teens, we find that they have high regard for engineering as a profession, but don’t know what engineers do or how much they make,” said Intel Education Manager Carlos Contreras, lamenting the lack of well-qualified applicants for STEM jobs as a significant problem for tech companies like Intel. Read Albuquerque Journal's full article on creativity in STEM fields here. See on

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