Right after Stuart Shieber sent me news on CS undergrad earnings, Harry Lewis sent me two additional links. The first is a nice Boston Globe piece on the increase on undergraduate majors in the sciences at Harvard.
The second is much more amusing. Apparently, the Harvard Robobees project has made #1 (that's right, we're number 1!) on Sean Hannity's list of the 102 worst ways the government is spending your tax dollars. Now, I try to stay apolitical on this blog, but I have to say, I'm impressed by Sean Hannity's lack (well, actually, more like a complete absence) of acumen in understanding the nature of scientific research. A look at the Robobees home page, I would think, would certainly suggest that there's important scientific and engineering questions underlying the long-term challenge of building a robotic bee. Of course, maybe the Hannity camp just objects to the government spending money on science generally, I don't know. I'll go on record as suggesting that nobody from the Hannity camp bothered to look at the Robobee home page.