Long before I even knew I was going to have a child, even before meeting the mother of my child, I knew that I was going to guide my child towards a life in science. Not only because of my high interest in all things science, but also, it’s where the money and demand is at. STEM is going to play a huge part in how we raise our child so when I saw an invitation for parents to have their kids participate in a study at the University of Maryland, it was a no-brainer.
The study had to do with something about infants just a few months old and their ability to “learn.” While sleep, a tiny sound of different tones or length or something is played and the scientists measure how the baby responds as the sound changes. I can’t remember the specifics, but it was 100% risk-free and we never left the room (a requirement for Nduku).