has published the transcript of
an interview with
The New Cool.
Responding to a question about the origin of the title,
When I heard about FIRST and what it was doing,
the book title came to me. It was a 'thunderbolt' kind of moment,
and I thought this focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Math) could and should be the new kind of cool.
Bascomb spent an entire season immersed in FIRST,
concentrating on a few teams.