DI CEO Makes Presentation at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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DI CEO Makes Presentation at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

September 11, 2015

Written by Destination Imagination

Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination, wrote and presented a paper at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference that took place August 30 through September 2. The abstract stated:

“We are at a unique place in time where STEM initiatives are influencing the future economy; however, these initiatives are widening the gap between what students are being taught in school and the skills required for them to thrive in a new digital and hyper-connected economy. Education should not only provide knowledge of STEM content but also provide awareness of global trends that inspire students to learn more. To resolve this skills gap educators should seek to foster student engagement with an educational strategy where project management, creativity, interpersonal, global competency and leadership skills can be learned through open-ended projects that connect students to the evolving digital ecosystem. Our educational goal should be to develop student explorers, who have a mindful eye toward problem finding not just problem solving.”

The goal of the presentation was to make the point to conference attendees that students need to be made aware of space science in order for them to develop an interest, and that they need experience with the creative process for them to learn and master 21st century skills. Destination Imagination was mentioned in the conference paper, which was well received and prompted a number of questions. If you would like a copy of the full article, please send a request to [email protected].

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