How NOT to Encourage Interest in STEM

I don’t know how much I can add to this item from the political blog Talking Points Memo (the headline says it all):  “Police in Texas Arrest Muslim Teen Who Brought Homemade Clock to School.”  Read it and weep!

UPDATE:  President Obama has invited the teenage scientist to the White House for Astronomy Night, to be held October 19, an event bringing together scientists, engineers, astronauts, teachers and students to spend an evening stargazing from the South Lawn.  See http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/us/texas-student-is-under-police-investigation-for-building-a-clock.html.

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