Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon - Dr. Mary Clutter
Clutter, Mary .
The iconic year 2050 is less than 40 years from now. The world then will have changed at least as much as it has from 40 years ago. Over that time a myriad of challenges will confront us. The most important question in an age of increasing dependence on science and technology advances is who will be the practitioners? Who will produce and maintain the advances essential for progress? Among the challenges are feeding 9 billion people, demographic realities, educational reform, merging disciplines, STEM education, funding for research, as well as climate change, biodiversity, biotechnology (GM vs organic issues), globalization, and other political issues. In addressing these challenges, clearly the most important at this juncture in our country is STEM education. That will be the focus of this presentation. Some of the other challenges which impinge on STEM may come up during discussion. The 2050 challenges may be viewed by many as action items for the future. My admonition is: we cannot wait "the future is now."
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1 - American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200, Reston, VA, 20191, USA
Presentation Type: Special Presentation
Location: Zodiac Room/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM