The Republicans have sponsored some new education legislation that will encourage college juniors and seniors to choose science and technology majors. I think it is pretty funny that the republicans are the ones meddling in education, since they are usually so adamant that education is a state's prerogative. However, that irony might just highlight the severity of our situation in training new scientists and engineers. Not enough Americans want to take the hard sciences. I think that is a shame, and I applaud the new legislation (even though from republicans it may be).