Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Obama Taps 2001 NPP Carl Weiman to Key White House Position

Click here for the details from the Vancouver Sun regarding 2001 Nobel Laureate Carl Weiman's appointment by President Obama to a key science advisory position, but before you do I would like to point out a quote from that article to which I can definitely relate:

"Scientific measurement is something that scientists naturally embrace, and yet it's surprising that we haven't applied that to the teaching side of the house as we have on the research side of the house," he said. "Where we have measured what students are learning, the results are often surprising and, to be blunt, disappointing."
... Simon Peacock, Dean of Science, UBC

Here's hoping Dr. Weiman can change that.

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