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America's culture challenge: How can we make science and engineering cool? Join the discussion at

America's culture challenge: How can we make science and engineering cool? Join the discussion at

About half of U.S. high schools don’t even offer calculus and physics, Templeton told SIA members as he accepted its Robert N. Noyce award later that evening. “How are they going to have any fun in school without calculus and physics,” he quipped. “The STEM challenge is not an immediate crisis—but this country doesn’t always respond well without a crisis,” Templeton told the chip executives. “If everyone here starts adopting schools in their own backyard, we can make a difference—it’s about the availability of great bright minds.” It’s a cultural problem, said Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of the FIRST program which organizes technology competitions for hundreds of thousands of U.S. students. “I give this industry an A+ for making things work, but you get a C- for contributing to our culture,” Kamen said, using his keynote at the SIA dinner to rally chip makers to becom...

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