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It’s been a busy summer for University of Illinois professor Lynford Goddard. The physics researcher showed off his photonics lab to high school girls and helped them to build a cell phone in an electrical engineering camp, and taught statistics in sports to elementary school students participating in the “Brain Fitness Friday” science camp on campus.

At a time when President Obama has called for the next “Sputnik moment,” universities should reward faculty members for engaging a broader student population in science, thereby promoting diverse new ideas, AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education.