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Volume IV: May 28: Strong undergraduate STEM communities serve the broader interests of science and of society

Connections has been the theme of PKAL Volume IV postings in May 2004, and we end with words about the connections between scientists, science and society.

The lead essay, New truths and old verities, is by Judith Ramaley, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources/National Science Foundation, who argues that science is everybody's business, the academic leaders must come to understand why constructing undergraduate experiences for all students that incorporate a genuine involvement in science and technology is central to their responsibility to preserve the long-term distinctiveness and viability of their particular institution and to make a significant contribution to the good of our society.