October 3rd is Science Day!
- legislation to promote science, technology education -
ROLLA, Mo. - July 2, 2009 - Gov. Nixon signed Senate Concurrent Resolution Two, which establishes Oct. 3 as Science Day in Missouri!
Gov. Jay Nixon visited the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla to sign ceremonial copies of two pieces of legislation promoting education and careers in high-tech, high-demand fields.
During a ceremony in the University's Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, Gov. Nixon signed House Bill 506, which requires the Governor to proclaim the first week in March as Math, Engineering, Technology and Science (METS) Week each year. In addition, Gov. Nixon signed Senate Concurrent Resolution Two, which establishes Oct. 3 as Science Day in Missouri. The goal of both pieces of legislation is to encourage Missouri students to explore educational and career opportunities in these 21st-century fields.
"Preparing Missourians for the careers of tomorrow must begin with a solid education in math and science," Gov. Nixon said. "These special observances will give teachers, businesses and parents another opportunity to expose young people to these fascinating subjects and encourage the next generation of Missourians to consider careers in these cutting-edge fields. I'm proud to sign these important pieces of legislation on the campus of Missouri S&T, which has been blazing the trail of scientific and engineering discovery for generations."
Prior to signing the legislation, Gov. Nixon toured the state-of-the-art Structures Lab in the University's Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty use the cutting-edge equipment and instruments in this 1,250-square-meter facility to test and research the latest structural materials and designs.
We at ScienceCastle.com think it is time to
Step up America!
Here are some science facts:
Out of 30 industrialized countries, America's 15-year-olds rank 25th in math and 21st in science
Even America's top math students rank 25th out of 30 countries when compared with top students elsewhere in the world.
93% of American science teachers have little or no training in science
In fact, more than 12 million students in grades 7-12 are taught academic courses by teachers who have no degree in the subject they're teaching.
View the source of these statistics here.
On January 20, 2009 Barack Obama said in his speech of Inauguration:
"We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do."
Now it is the time to do it. Our mission at ScienceCastle.com is to support Barak Obama and Gov. Jay Nixon. Let's restore science to its rightful place. And let's
not make October 3rd just the Science Day in Missouri. Let's make October 3rd the Science Day in America!
At ScienceCastle.com we just announce our new
2009-2010 Curriculum to help children learn science through two guided 12-month science programs. Our Little Labs Science Program designed for children 5-10 years old as well as our new program targeted for children 8-12 years old that teaches science fundamentals.
Even though sometimes science comes across as magic; it is not. It's almost magic. Once you do it you will understand how things work.
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