This Monday we will be treated to an eclipse of the sun, darkening the skies from coast to coast. This will mark the first time a total solar eclipse is visible across the entire contiguous United States since the eclipse in 1918. This has generated a lot of interest by people of all ages from young children to old grandparents being the only solar eclipse many Americans will see in their whole lifetime.
I am hopeful that the upcoming eclipse will intrigue more young people to move towards careers centered around science, technology, engineering, and math, as I believe careers in STEM are the future of our nation’s economy.