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  • Date: 04/26/2017
    Resource Category: Book
    The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the issues of scientific literacy in a dozen countries, as well as the actions taken to address the distinct problems they face. It also presents some experiments that are conducted there. This dossier was produced as part of Les Journées internationales de la culture scientifique – Science ... »
  • Date: 08/16/2016
    Resource Category: Book
    Science is a way of knowing about the world. At once a process, a product, and an institution, science enables people to both engage in the construction of new knowledge as well as use information to achieve desired ends. Access to science—whether using knowledge or creating it—necessitates some level of familiarity with the enterprise and ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2015
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This is the final report of the Open University’s RCUK-funded Public Engagement with Research Catalyst, ‘An open research university’, a project designed to create the conditions in which engaged research can flourish. The report describes an evidence-based strategy designed to embed engaged research within the University’s strategic planning for ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Since the 1950s, under congressional mandate, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - through its National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) and predecessor agencies - has produced regularly updated measures of research and development expenditures, employment and training in science and engineering, and other indicators ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Advances in the life sciences - from the human genome to biotechnology to personalized medicine and sustainable communities - have profound implications for the well-being of society and the natural world. Improved public understanding of such scientific advances has the potential to benefit both individuals and society through enhanced quality of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Earth science, which in this context does not include oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences, is vital to the wellbeing of the United States and many of its issues, such as water resources, are expected to grow in importance. An earth science workforce will be needed to deal with this issues and it's important that this workforce draw on the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Messaging for Engineering supports efforts by the engineering community to communicate more effectively about the profession and those who practice it. This report builds on previous research-based efforts to develop and test new, more effective messages about engineering. It was developed through the National Academy of Engineering’s Changing the ... »
  • Date: 06/21/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Across the last forty years, epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. A now-classic text, the second edition of this ... »
  • Date: 04/24/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Citizen science enlists members of the public to make and record useful observations, such as counting birds in their backyards, watching for the first budding leaf in spring, or measuring local snowfall. The large numbers of volunteers who participate in projects such as Project FeederWatch or Project BudBurst collect valuable research data, ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    In order for the United States to maintain the global leadership and competitiveness in science and technology that are critical to achieving national goals, we must invest in research, encourage innovation, and grow a strong and talented science and technology workforce. This book explores the role of diversity in the science, technology, ... »

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