We live in a society shaped by science and technology. As our society evolves it will draw more and more upon science and technology to generate economic growth, to improve health and to enhance the quality of life. In order to provide adequate scientific and engineering personnel for our national needs and to sustain the knowledge base from which growth derives, careers in science and engineering must be attractive to our youth.

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