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"Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was"  

 - Theodore VonKarman -Aerospace Engineer



" ... the people who understand these issues the best and are closest to them have the same message: Because it takes fifteen years to create a scientist or advanced engineer, starting from when that young man or woman first gets hooked on science and math in elementary school, we should be embarking on an all hands on deck, no holds barred, no budget too large crash program for science and engineering education immediately. The fact that we are not doing so is our quiet crisis. Scientists and engineers don't grow on trees. They have to be educated through a long process, because, ladies and gentlemen, this really is rocket science." (From Tom Friedman's The World Is Flat  chapter seven - titled "The Quiet Crisis" )



This website is an online textbook for the River Valley Middle School Technology Education / Project Lead the Way class taught by Mr. Tad A. Douce.  Due to copyright and/or licensing restrictions some of the links on the site are not accessible outside of the River Valley Middle School network.  Please feel free use any of the Get Set! worksheets in your classroom.  I only ask that you include the GetSet! logo and website in the footer of the document.