For David Asai and Erin O'Shea of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, better teaching is a key to attracting and retaining more college students in STEM majors. Teach the material better, they believe, and more students will choose these fields. Many students who leave STEM for other fields cite ineffective instruction as a factor.
It can be easy these days to imagine that Bill Gates is no longer much of a computer buff. After all, the guy is busy saving the world from any number of dreaded diseases like malaria and polo. Also, Gates has been out of Microsoft for years.