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What Works: Ensuring the Success of Under-represented Groups in STEM Learning Environments
What Works: Motivating Students to Pursue STEM Careers


Moore's Law, Education and Innovation
William R. Pulleyblank
William R. Pulleyblank discusses the "new shape of innovation"— how scientific and technological advances are quickly pushing the frontiers of discovery, and how national education initiatives in the STEM fields can catalyze the next generation of innovators while building on the wisdom of their predecessors.

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Greenspan Says Higher Education Still Key to Future Prosperity
The American Council on Education (ACE) 81st Annual Meeting Special Issue includes Alan Greenspan's speech on how higher education in the United States gives Americans the ability to face challenges in the economy and the work force.
Remarks on the liberal arts by Alan Greenspan Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board
From Perspectives - excerpts from remarks made at the International Understanding Award Dinner of the Institute of International Education, 2002, these remarks by Alan Greenspan reflect on how the standard of living has improved due to education. He comments that "the liberal arts embody more than a means of increasing technical intellectual efficiency. They encourage the appreciation of life experiences that reach beyond material well-being and, indeed, are comparable and mutually reinforcing."


How to waste $3.1 billion
W. Robert Connor
In response to an article in the New York Times, Connor explains how institutions in liberal education have to get serious about teaching for the real world.
Matters that Matter
Lee L. Zia
A vision and the challenges associated with building the National Science Digital Library; and of exploring and adapting content, determining the context, and making connections in forming a learning community in order to teach the skills necessary to have a workforce capable of "a basic understanding of scientific and mathematical principles and practices, and the capacity to enlarge that understanding over time."