From the Editor; November 2010; Scientific American Magazine; by Mariette DiChristina; 1 Page(s)
This page often focuses on the fascinating science featured inside the magazine, but this month I also want to tell you about what we are doing for science outside of our pages.
As a Scientific American reader, you are most likely concerned about the sliding performance of U.S. students in science and math. Fostering learning in general is important, of course. (For more on that, see “Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind,” Science Agenda.) But as President Barack Obama put it in September: “Our nation’s success depends on strengthening America’s role as the engine of discovery and innovation.”