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STEM Majors with Liberal Arts Training

April 26, 2015

Washington Post article

Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes is an associate professor of chemistry at Rhodes College in Memphis. On February 18 Dr. Jackson-Hayes had an article published in the Washington Post. Her article called We don’t need more STEM majors. We need STEM majors with liberal arts training. Much of what she wrote rang true with me!

With President Obama advocating for more young people to make their future direction in a STEM field I hope that we are not missing the boat. Don’t we want young people to learn to think in a more integrated fashion instead of singularly?

Ms. Jackson-Hayes said: Our culture has drawn an artificial line between art and science, one that did not exist for innovators like Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs. Read the entire article by clicking this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/02/18/we-dont-need-more-stem-majors-we-need-more-stem-majors-with-liberal-arts-training/?tid=hybrid_control_strip_2

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