Extra Credit one, cpts 355
a. Who was the speaker, when did he speak, and what was the general topic.
Speaker: Norman Augustine
Date: October 24 2006 4:00pm
Place: Kimbrough Concert Hall, WSU
Topic: Science and Technology: Can
b. Here is what he said the problem is
On the talk he said that there are two crucial risks to
A majority of
The low representation of women and minorities in science and engineering leads to the shortage of American students interested in scientific fields that further leads to the shortage of researchers.
There are way less graduate students in the
c. Here is what he said the solution is
Seek ways to attract more students to science and engineering. Do not throw away the talent base of women and minorities.
Lastly he asked academic institutes like Washington State University to speak up to convince the public there is a problem on researches and higher education, and also other problems of the country that he has mentioned in the talk.
d. Here is my opinion about what he said, and were his arguments supported
Nevertheless, there is a real concern about the
Some of his arguments are fully supported. The data he provides is proving that the