September 24, 2018
Dr. Terry Mason Makes the Case for CPASS
Our children need to learn the technology that will create a better world.
“I think it’s critical for today’s children to speak the language of technology,” says CPASS Foundation Director Dr. Terry Mason. He explains that technology is the key to solving problems like pollution and the poor eating habits that are driving health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dr. Mason is concerned about how technology can help us become better people. What content will be on tomorrow’s devices? And how will that content alter people’s behavior? Our children need to learn the commercial applications of technology. But they also need to learn how to use technology to provide information that can help humanity.
“So that’s why we have to make sure our students have a pathway to technology, a pathway to medicine,” Dr. Mason says. As professionals, they will be able to work individually and together to make the world a better place.
CPASS Foundation aims to open up the pathway of future jobs in healthcare and technology to underrepresented middle school, high school, and college students in Illinois. We offer exposure to STEM careers in medicine and other fields that many students have even never heard about. Sign up for our emails to learn how you can help invest in a more diverse future for STEM and healthcare.