Why engineers and scientists should teach children

Projects these days are especially complex, The Huffington Post reports. They require large teams and product cycles are long (over many years). So individuals do not immediately feel as if they have made an impact on the world, or that they have helped someone. The philosopher Alain de Boton makes some great points in this video about how we no longer know how things are made and there is an overall loss of a sense of control. This is why teaching children can be so empowering. It doesn’t need to be a dramatic career shift. It can simply be a volunteering commitment. But there is a critical mix that results in the experience being powerful for each person. Here is why a mentoring experience is so rewarding…

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