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
STEM for Youth and Thank you to my teachers by Adam Selene is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.