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  • Learning by doing

    Learning by doing

    By Sarah Simmons, College of Natural Sciences
    Published: Feb. 27, 2012

    Having freshmen perform research doesn’t just improve undergraduate learning. It convinces more students to become science majors.

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      Jeff Greenberg said on March 11, 2012 at 7:16 p.m.
      Three years ago I spoke at the Geological Society of America meeting before about four-hundred scientists and mineral-energy industry professionals. My comment was that they, INDUSTRY, need to put up or shut up about the lack of qualified mid-management candidates as us oldies retire. They, INDUSTRY has never paid enough attention to supporting UNDERGRAD research and internships, especially in the geosciences. One petroleum executive countered my comment with boasts about their grad school scholarships, etc. I finished by agreeing with this fine article, that: "It is too late to wait for grad-student support. We are loosing these good people before they ever finish a science degree, and primarily because they a) must be recruited with financial inducements and b)must be given hands-on experience at research. This article needs wider circulation among the businesses that need good scientific expertise.