Preparing students for a diverse society and global economy requires exposing them to different cultures and experiences.
Developing empathy, which includes understanding what others think and do and appreciating the emotions and experiences of another, builds the skills necessary for an inclusive environment. Empathy can help build a diverse society, but it can’t be gained by reading a book or studying it. Instead, it’s acquired through experiences, sensitivity to differences and unique traits, and understanding another person from his or her point of view.
Hannah Roberts, a UTSA social media and communications student and intern for Cleary Zimmerman Engineers, is a part of a project with UTSA to contribute to the Go Public campaign. Roberts interviewed Wade Cleary, the company’s managing principal, about STEM curriculum, student pathways, and thoughts on education and the business sector.
ROBERTS: Walk me through the step-by-step process that you went through to get you to where you are today. What were your choices in education, classes, and internships?
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