BOSTON, February 15, 2010—Professor Scott Hildreth has spent years teaching engineering students about physics and astronomy. He says America’s colleges and universities should do more to prepare students for science-related careers.

“We need to be teaching with 21st Century tools,” says Professor Hildreth. “We need to be able to create the world first for our students in our classrooms that matches their real world—that’s online, that’s instantaneous, that’s tailored to their needs, that’s flexible, that’s relevant.”

Professor Hildreth, who teaches at Chabot College near San Francisco, prepares his students using a unique online homework and tutorial program from Pearson called Mastering. The...

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