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Okay now we're gonna -- ask you if you want to ask questions we're gonna now go to admiral car.
And he's with strips of senior scientist guy and naval research his cigar and has about weapons systems not just a today -- of tomorrow.
But the day after that too so if you want to ask question.
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Or even in the live chat.
Now I have ever car standing by he's been on the show before rear -- car.
Who is the chief of USA or research and at one of the things we really -- it's -- to you about.
Was that this whole.
I think we're seeing that American education history find behind.
That whether -- in science or math or engineering.
Any of the technologies.
We're following behind that you really think it's important to go on the dirt and then the other direction so tell us about damn it's called -- what is that.
And wise and important.
-- Katie you'll thank here.
I'd open to talk about a variety of technologies like to cover but stem is surely -- the leading edge of the people that grow up and invent and developed and and maintain those technologies for so without those people special -- those young people that are -- when they go to college.
Graduate and become the people who conceive.
Of future technologies and drive innovation this country we won't have technologies renovation.
Apple is releasing the reports that twenty years ago than I say -- was leading in all those categories math science engineering and everything.
And now word is second tier best and most of them.
What kinds of things can.
We do to encourage our kids to take those courses.
Wells to be clear the US is still the world's technology leader we fund more research and development in the United States stand.
All of Asia combined or all of Europe combined -- about a third of are indeed volume on the planet so that we're still.
Substantially involved with funding what goes on the way of -- -- what's troubling is the trends.
And increasingly young people are not.
Are not taking on those hard subjects are science technology engineering and math subjects and when they do in many cases are not completing them about.
Three million students graduate from high school in this country every year about two million of them go on to college of some form.
Of those about a million Begin to -- two major and technical subject engineering -- -- subject.
Only about 470000.
Actually graduated by the -- get up to post graduate and beyond.
Now that pyramid it's pretty -- that that is what is of concern.
And so what you want to do is encourage more students to study this.
-- and high schools go to universities study -- in universities and then pursue careers and apparent.
And I encourage them also empower them give them the academic confidence a younger -- -- to take difficult subjects.
And just stick with them but -- Olsen twin set allies and through school -- help.
In some cases this financial offering scholarships and -- ships and then to ensure that the employment.
Exists on the far end and in places like the research.
Institutions that occurred at that exists for the armed services and an industry and that are funded by the National Science Foundation.
Now you're NATO officer.
You see particular challenges in the navy because the navy is the most high tech of all the services.
How all these problems and advantages affect the -- -- each of the services of course relies on technology in different ways.
In the navy.
-- -- operate our ships and operate the radars and the complex steadily systems and communication systems.
To those who maintain the aircraft or fly the aircraft.
And all the way down to those on the ground who rely on high tech systems and and by the way it's not just the navy -- -- a navy and Marine Corps which is the the entire naval service so there's technologies at every level it's increasing of course is gonna continue to increase.
We need people not only that -- conceive the design and build and and create their assistance forest.
But who'll come up with the concept of operations.
And actually operate the equipment maintain equipment whether you're in uniform or -- a civilian clothes in -- lab.
But every parent America's worried about their kids right that's there's nothing new -- because of the real challenge today is -- going to be -- for those kids.
When you see why it.
The service men and women in the navy the Marine Corps -- any of the services when they get that technical training.
In the military when they operate sophisticated equipment in the military -- they have job prospects when they come out of the military.
Certainly very good prospects and that's one of the challenges with keeping some -- young talent in the military.
Given the way the economy is right now that hasn't been an issue retention is very very high in all the services but it wasn't that long ago that.
It was a struggle to invest in recruiting and retaining.
-- top talent to operate complex systems.
And then you're competing with industry that generally.
Can sometimes pay higher.
And offer more stability so it's.
It's a contest for people -- talent that we've always had and certainly once the economy.
Because to progress again guys who will rule will have to.
Be concerned about that again but right now it's about.
I generating enough talent.
That will fulfill the needs of the country course it's a national issue not just a navy issue.
-- -- You can't.
Can't fix that whole issue but we can contribute to it and we're not the only ones the other services are we collaborate we communicate a lot and coordinate on some of our efforts including with some non profit organizations.
That we leverage organizations like iridescent.
Let's go boy and girls.
Boys and girls clubs are a lot of different communities out there that are trying to help with this issue.
And we're just trying to help collaborate.
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