News of the WeekNewsmaker Interview: Carl Wieman

Nobelist 'Coach' Takes On U.S. Science Education

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Science  29 Oct 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6004, pp. 572
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6004.572

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Carl Wieman, who received the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics for creating the first Bose-Einstein condensates, in September took up the job of associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Wieman has spent more than a decade understanding how students learn. He sat down with Science on 21 October to discuss the state of science, technology, engineering, and math education and how he became involved.