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ERIC Number: EJ946189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1084-6522
Talent Development in STEM Disciplines: Developing Talent That Leads to Innovation
Roberts, Julia Link
NCSSSMST Journal, v16 n2 p10-11 Spr 2011
Innovation fuels the economy by creating jobs rather than just filling them. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2009) says that innovation is (1) "the introduction of something new" and (2) "a new idea, method, or device." "Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation's Human Capital" (2010) describes STEM innovators as: those individuals who have developed the expertise to become leading STEM professionals and perhaps the creators of significant breakthroughs or advances in scientific and technological understanding. In this article, the author discusses how to prepare students to be innovators. She stresses that the importance of innovation cannot be overestimated, and specialized STEM secondary schools of math, science, and technology can play an essential role in preparing young people to be innovators. (Contains 1 figure and 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A