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Topic - Arthur Eisenkraft
Across the country, teachers and scientists are facing a test tougher than any in the laboratory: How do they keep young students interested in science and engineering, especially at a time when many fear the nation is losing ground to China and other countries in cutting-edge technology and innovation?
Claudia Cooper is the exception, not the rule.
What often draws youngsters away from science and toward sports is the concept that science, with its endless formulas and complex chemical cocktails, is a bore, said Arthur Eisenkraft, a professor of science education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and co-creator of the ExploraVision Awards, now in their 19th year.
"Too often in the day-to-day learning of science, the fun is missing," he said.