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Why So Many Young People Hate STEM Courses

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Why So Many Young People Hate Stem Courses

My initial impressions of the field were that it would satisfy my unrelenting desire to know why. But as I grew up, this only seemed farther from the truth...this is why I nearly give up on pursuing STEM.

Rhea Wanchoo is a high school senior in the Biotechnology and Engineering Program at Osbourn Park Senior High School.

The reality of studying "hard sciences" is far removed from the way it is shown in the media—unlike anything shown in all those episodes of The Science Channel's "How It's Made."

When you have so many formulas, constants, and theorems to memorize, it is far too easy to get lost in the complexity of it all. After all, how motivating is it to remember a bunch of numbers when you don't really know why it even matters to use them?

From Scientific American
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