Berrien Springs, Michigan – December 21, 2016 – The late great American hero John Glenn once said, "The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds." Imagine if our 21 million American high school students were inspired and immersed in at least one year of original, hands-on research. Imagine the potential impact of even 0.1% to 1% of these students continuing to do more research in all four years of college.
Here we are
In the zone
Between yesterday and tomorrow,
Past, future, old testaments and supernova
Our fears, our hopes, apprehension and sweet discovery
We’re not too young to see tomorrow
We’re not too young to feel its massless pulse
We’re not too young to wonder at its mysteries
We’re not too young to know
We’re going in, that’s how we roll
We are the prophecy unfurled
This passion drives our curious hearts, our mortal coils
Beyond trembling hands and quivering lips,
I promise to be gentle. I promise to speak the truth.
Somewhere in between, you may get your feelings hurt.
You often teach science as destination, as product and as disembodied fact.
Devoid of process and personality; absent of struggle and soul.
You teach science as if it were a lifeless corpse.
You delay experience, the Master Teacher, for dry prerequisites ....
Years and years of prerequisites
Four years high school, four years college
You wrongly assume its only for the brightest and the best
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Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST), People First, Innovate Early, is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and provides early research participation opportunities for high school and college students.
Get Involved, join in. Educators, researchers and students tell us your stories and ideas and send us your photos and videos about young people actively engaged in scientific research. We will post them regularly on our photos and videos page.