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STEM vital to staying competitive
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From left, Dr. Grant Swallows, current director of Warren County Schools, Dr. Candice McQueen, former commissioner of education for the state of Tennessee and current president of Lipscomb University and former Warren County Schools directors Bobby Cox and Dr. Jerry Hale. - photo by Philip Fairbanks
Dr. Candice McQueen, former Commissioner of Education for the state of Tennessee and current President of Lipscomb University, spoke to the McMinnville Noon Rotary Club about the importance of STEM training to keep the US competitive in the realm of innovation, technology and health sciences. Since the rise of the Cold War, an emphasis on science and progress led to the US being a major world player when it comes to cutting-edge discoveries.