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The Best of Our Knowledge # 897

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Albany, NY – THE LINCOLN SCHOOL EXPERIMENT -
In what could be described as a surprise to many, researchers who
track the American labor market, told Congress this month that,
contrary to conventional wisdom, the U.S. has more than enough
scientists and engineers. The vice-president of the Sloan Foundation
was not alone when he told lawmakers at a Science Committee hearing
that federal agencies and universities should reform the way they train
young scientists, to better match the supply with the demand for
researchers.
Regardless of that current report, in the mid 1990s, it appeared science
students in the U.S. were lagging way behind students in other countries. Responding to that public out cry, the Lincoln School in Providence,
Rhode Island began to develop and emphasize its own science
curriculum. TBOOK reports on the progress and success they've had.
Jackson Braider has the story. (13:43)

**(Attention Program Directors and listeners. To read more about the
Lincoln School, visit them online at: www.lincolnschool.org)**

WOMEN IN SCIENCE -
To get a sense of the progress women in the sciences have made
through the years, we spoke with Dr. Phoebe Leboy, Professor
Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
in Philadelphia. Dr. Leboy is also President-Elect of the Association
for Women in Science in Washington, D.C. where she Chairs the
Committee on Advocacy and Public Education. It's in that capacity,
that TBOOK's Julia Taylor spoke with her.
Julia Taylor reports. (3:55)

**(Attention Program Directors and listeners. For those of you who
would like to read more about the Association for Women in Science,
their website is: www.awis.org)**