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We Need to Convince Kids that Smart is Cool

FIRST on parade

Written by Dean Kamen, an inventor and entrepreneur, whose notable inventions include the Segway personal transporter. He is also the founder of First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization aimed at getting more young people involved in science and technology. Follow First on Twitter@FIRSTweets.

FIRST students and their robots led the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year!  "We get the best of what we celebrate and our culture needs to start celebrating intelligence. When smart is finally cool in our pop culture, our kids and the U.S. economy will reap the rewards."  Read more