Anne-Marie Imafidon

You have to ask yourself this question. Is your vision for Britain a dusty museum to the past, or a powerhouse with a great future? Right now, maths may not be fashionable, but it may well turn out to be necessary. – Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman

My last post narrowly missed being one dedicated to the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). This one will have no such luck. A friend tweeted Eric’s comment to me a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t help but feel ashamed. Why should an American Software engineer be so aware of this ‘British problem’ that he is able to voice such an opinion on such a stage? It’s no secret that interest is waning and potential is being wasted in the UK  even for those who have a particular flair for the STEM subjects. The current shrinking STEM pipeline is a big problem…

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