Former CEO of Lockheed Martin Comments in WSJ on the Necessity of Humanistic Study for Engineers

“In fact, students who are exposed to more modern methods of history
education–where critical thinking and research are emphasized–tend to
perform better in math and science. As a case in point, students who
participate in National History Day–actually a year-long program that
gets students in grades 6-12 doing historical research–consistently
outperform their peers on state standardized tests, not only in social
studies but in science and math as well.

In my position as CEO of a firm
employing over 80,000 engineers, I can testify that most were excellent
engineers–but the factor that most distinguished those who advanced in
the organization was the ability to think broadly and read and write

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