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Project Kaleidoscope: Sixteen Years of Excellence in Finding "What Works" in Undergraduate STEM Education, Text Slide 4 of 15

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Slide Title: The Clarion Call

Slide Words:
Leon Lederman: NY TIMES
"The Combination of Education & Research may be the most powerful capability the nation can nurture in times of stress and uncertainty"

Hart-Rudman Commission on National Security to 2025
"warned" that our failure to invest in science and to reform math and science education was the second biggest threat to our national security -- with only the threat of a weapon of mass destruction in an American city to be of greater danger.

PCAST "Sustaining the Nation's Innovation Ecosystems, Maintaining the Strength of Our Science and Engineering Capabilities"
"We recognize that one of the core drivers of this innovation ecosystem is the strength of the country with respect to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, and we conclude that the U.S. system is threatened by significant changes in the global technical talent pool and the loss of global market share in technical talent."

Slide Images: Four photographs along the left side showing scientists and students at work with scientific equipment in laboratories and outdoors.

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