Intro written by Darren Leva
Math and Science are not often thought of as “cool” or “sexy” before students reach college age. Arguably, the years leading up to college are the most important in “selling” students on STEM. Making science and math sexy during these formative years could help drive interest in pursuing STEM degrees, but how?
Herd mentality and peer pressure are motivating forces in our society and especially in our schools. What other motivations drive future education decisions by students? How can we leverage these motivations and herd mentality to make STEM more appealing for future careers?
Join Darren Leva
, Founder and CEO of IntroMaps
, in a one hour twitter chat on 1/15/2014 at 8 PM EST. We will discuss ideas on making STEM sexy
. Follow #BigBeacon
Darren is the product of both science and business education
, and is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and education. Darren’s software company, IntroMaps, addresses major challenges in alumni/member engagement within higher education and non-profits through mapping, personalized introductions and powerful administrative tools. Darren has spent most of his career in biotech startups using business and science to drive
innovation. Follow @IntroMaps on Twitter.
How to Twitter Chat
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For more information, read a longer post about #BigBeacon Twitter Chats here.