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The New Cool Interview with Neal Bascomb and Amir Abo-Shaeer





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Uploaded on Nov 1, 2010

In The New Cool, acclaimed author Neal Bascomb follows one team of high school competitors in the FIRST robotics competition, who are led by physics teacher, Amir Abo-Shaeer (Abo-Shaeer became the first high school teacher in Sept. 2010 to win the MacArthur "Genius" Award). The New Cool is not just the story of the FIRST program and what it means for an America struggling to extend its heritage of entrepreneurship and innovation—it also portrays some of our nation's brightest young people as they struggle to overcome challenges both intellectual and emotional, live out the agony and ecstasy of competition, and ultimately achieve more than they ever dreamed.

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