With America slowly awakening to the need to turn out creative and innovative workers who can join the 21st century (its already 2012) workplace -- because they have the new thinking skills --we have to change the current emphasis on STEM, for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to STEAM, by insuring that the whole brain is nurtured through the arts: thus STEAM.

Author/Artist Bio

John M. Eger, J.D. is the Van Deerlin Chair of Communications and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) and writes about creativity and innovation, education and economic development. Earlier, was an executive of CBS Inc. Professor Eger was Advisor to President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford and Director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy (OTP). He served on the Presidential Initiative on Privacy, the Cabinet Committee on Cable Television, and the Ad-hoc Committee on Regulatory Forum. He also serves as the founding President of the World Foundation for Smart Communities, a non-profit educational effort designed to help local communities connect to the global knowledge based economy.

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