STEM for Youth and Thank you to my teachers

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM is where it’s at right now. I do believe in the value of a good liberal arts education but even more so combined with a STEM major.

I think it’s important to know both the intellectual and historical beginnings of our Nation.

History, language, art and Technical subjects are part and parcel of a good Liberal arts education. Of course content has changed over time. Used to be that a good liberal arts education de regur included Latin and Greek.

As a youth my education was largely Latin with a smattering of French. Thank you Mr. Earle and Ms. Noble.

Thank you Mr. Elliott for the introduction to Chemistry and to Mr. Burleigh for the Introduction to Computers with the PDP 8/L and the PDP 11/03

Thank you to:

General Sylvanus Thayer, Founder of West Point and Thayer Academy

Violet Cardarelli, Principal, Thayerlands

Coach Richard Sawyer, Thayer Academy

Joan Aicardi, 6th Grade, Thayerlands

Peter J. Benelli, Headmaster, Thayer Academy

William Elliott, Chemistry, Thayer Academy

Arthur Valicenti, Thayer Academy

Elizabeth Bailey, English, Thayer Academy

Grace Bernan, English, Thayer Academy

Peter Burleigh, Biology, Thayer Academy

William Cowperthwaite, Math, Thayer Academy

Rodney Barker, History, Thayer Academy

Marshall Litchfield, Biology, Thayer Academy

Reverend Frederick Nagle, Thayerlands

Peter Neely, Thayer Academy

Patricia Haseltine, Modern European History, Thayer Academy.

Ferdand La Chance, Physics, Thayer Academy

Neale McGoldrick, History, Thayer Academy

Lillian Wentworth,  Librarian, Thayer Academy

James Pendleton, Thayer, Retired 1976

George M. Butler, Music, Thayer Academy & Thayerlands

Hilda Donner, Typing, Thayer Academy

Henry Arthur Lea, Professor of Deutsch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts Terra
Professor Lea had been a translator at the Nuremberg Trials.

I should also not forget to mention from the MIT High School Studies Program:

And from NESFA

Thank you to Michael A Burstein and Nomi S. Burstein who have a blog ‘The Brookline Parent’ and have two wonderful daughters.

I’m certain I’m leaving out some very important teachers from my youth. I hope to correct this down the road.

I’d also like to thank my friends, especially Ted Jackson and William Sawyer and Barbara Meek.

Adam Selene October 2014

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