American students' behavior defies the prevailing stereotype when looking at how they flock to the hot field of petroleum engineering.
The "two cultures" are one: New research finds no significant differences in the problem-solving patterns of arts and science students at one British university.
It's not insufficient schooling or a shortage of scientists. It's a lack of job opportunities. Americans need the reasonable hope that spending their youth preparing to do science will provide a satisfactory career.
Tom Price is blogging for Miller-McCune.com from the 3rd annual Conference on Understanding Interventions That Broaden Participation in Research Careers.