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Old 07-09-2013, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Originally Posted by plmokn View Post
If not STEM, then what else?

Sales
Law
Sales
Business Owner (plumber, electrician, some type of home service like installing tankless water heaters, etc)
Sales
Non Technical Professional (HR for example)
Sales
Skilled machinist or equipment operator
Sales
Military Professional
Sales
You do realize that "Sales" requires strong communication skills....
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Originally Posted by plmokn
If not STEM, then what else?

Sales
Law
Sales
Business Owner (plumber, electrician, some type of home service like installing tankless water heaters, etc)
Sales
Non Technical Professional (HR for example)
Sales
Skilled machinist or equipment operator
Sales
Military Professional
Sales
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You do realize that "Sales" requires strong communication skills....

Those communications skills clearly must include repetition
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Those communications skills clearly must include repetition
In sales they do. Repeat something enough and the person hearing it starts to believe it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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You do realize that "Sales" requires strong communication skills....
Yes, but they (often) don't require STEM skills - just like the original post asked:

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Are the STEM fields the only thing that matters...
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Questions like this make me tired. I swear just reading it I want to lay down somewhere. LOL
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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Those communications skills clearly must include repetition
Yes---"Bartender, one more for my new best friend here!"
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: The Triad
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Are the STEM fields the only thing that matters in education today
For the academically inclined and especially the maths focused?
Pretty much.

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...to the point we should neglect the other fields?
Don't be absurd.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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So I wish to all of you this question: Are the STEM fields the only thing that matters in education today, to the point we should neglect the other fields?
When someone decides to go into a STEM field, it is assumed that they are already knowledgeable about the essentials in other fields.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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The only thing that matters? No.

However, while sociology and philosophy also matter, the question is how many engineers does society need, and how many sociology majors do we need?
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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The M in STEM is Math but reading ability is presumed long before STEM.

The trouble is so many tech people memorize instead of understand. That is how it is taught.

Any kid interested in STEM stuff should like this:

A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke.

A future that never came: Arthur C. Clarke

Are you talking about teaching ii or a kid learning it?

psik
My husband the engineer doesn't do fiction, not even science fiction. Or, maybe it is especially science fiction. Much of the science is so fictionalized that it makes him uncomfortable and drives him crazy.
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