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#1648: "Redefining Geek"

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University of Chicago Press
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There was a time when being called a geek was a major put-down. Today, people wear that title with honor.

When it comes to understanding technology, a lot of people would assume that young people have the edge. But tech is not a natural ability. Cassidy Puckett, an assistant professor of sociology at Emory University says a growing digital divide among young people is a warning sign that STEM education may not be doing enough to prepare students for the future.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll find out just who is really good with technology as we redefine geek.

We’ll also spend an Academic Minute giving your car a touch-free charge.

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Bob has been a part of the WAMC family since 2001. He currently produces and hosts National Production's The Best Of Our Knowledge. Over the years, Bob has produced The Environment Show and The Health Show for National Productions and hosted weekend mornings on WAMC for a decade. In addition to producing TBOOK, he is currently a reporter and on air host at WUWF Public Radio at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.