“We've always thought of ourselves as an innovative country that keeps at the forefront, a world leader for the last many decades. We've always prided ourselves on innovation. In World War II, the Cold War, the race to the moon—our self-image is being a technologically superior country. Without the new generation having some background or ability to enter engineering or science, we risk losing that. It's part of our identity. We're pioneers. We're innovators. And we're not producing engineers and scientists in the numbers we need.”

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