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  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Int this article, Vivian Jenkins Nelsen, principal of the INTER-RACE Institute, discusses the importance of measurement in understanding the effectiveness of an science center's staff diversity efforts. Jenkins Nelsen outlines how to conduct these measurements, who should implement the research, and the frequency at which to measure. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, DeAnna Banks Beane, explains how the ASTC Conference Fellowship Program developed out of the YouthALIVE! (YA!) program. Banks Beane also discusses the success of the Fellows program and its influence on diversity within the field. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) would focus on the research and development of nano-science instructional resources for grades 7-16, related professional development opportunities for 7-12 teachers, and programs infused with nano-science content for education doctoral students. The ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Understanding the Science Connected to Technology (USCT) targets information technology (IT) experiences in a comprehensive training program and professional support system for students and teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants have opportunities to assume leadership roles as citizen volunteers within ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Center for Education's Board on Science Education (BOSE) of the National Academies will plan and host a one-day planning meeting to examine the status of research on learning science within informal education settings. This planning meeting will help leaders in the field of informal learning think about the current state of research and ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    MEDMYST: Dissemination Phase II A Phase I grant, The Reconstructors Investigate Medical Mysteries, from the National Center for Research Resources (R25 RR15295) funded the creation and field-test of innovative web-based materials targeted for middle school students. The product has come to be known as MEDMYST.It is an episodic adventure series ... »
  • Date: 09/27/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM)--in collaboration with scientists at the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and Academic Health Center; the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative--requests a Phase 1/11five-year SEPA grant of $1,250,000 to develop a ... »
  • Date: 09/17/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), in collaboration with the Hall of Health, a hands-on health museum, proposes a three-year Phase I SEPA project entitled "Health and Biomedical Science for a Diverse Community." The project entails development of a novel, interactive biomedical science curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This comprehensive ITEST project would provide sixty middle and high school teachers with an introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies. The project, which brings together a leadership team of educators, science researchers and experts in resource management, is based at the University of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ann Carter, a grants coordinator and former education director at the Discovery Center of Springfield (DCS), and Fawn Wagner, DCS's current education director, share their strategy for developing a successful education program at a time when state and school budgets are shrinking and teachers face increasing demands related to ... »

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