Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: Regent's Lecture: Reach For The Stars    (Special)
Start Date: 02/07/2011
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Chevron Auditorium in IHouse
Speaker: Sally Ride
Affiliation: President and CEO, Sally Ride Science
Contact Person: Sarah Wittmer   (510) 642-3034

Future rocket scientists arenít the only ones that need a good foundation in science and math. In todayís world, all students do -- but our education system is failing them. Nearly two-thirds of 18 year-olds are showing up for college or career unprepared. Fully 80% of the jobs in the next decade (including basic living wage jobs) will require technical and analytical skills--and without a grounding in science and math, todayís students will not be prepared to compete for those jobs. Dr. Ride will describe her own path into the space program, and discuss the need to improve science and math education for all students -- not just future rocket scientists.