October 2011

Grants aim to enhance STEM education in middle and high schools

The selection committee commends the successful applicants and would like to encourage all others to continue with collaborative plans. Each grant recipient will submit a report at the end of the upcoming academic year. The workshop will be replicated during the annual meetings in San Diego in April and in Boston in 2013. Funding to support the teacher-scientist collaboration also is being sought.

References 

1. Astin, A. W.; Parrott, S. A.; Korn, W. S.; & Sax, L. J. (1997). The American freshman: Thirty-year trends. Higher Education Research Institution, University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles.
2. White, Jeffry L. (2005). Persistence of interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: An analysis of persisting and non-persisting students. Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University. http://etd.ohiolink.edu/send-pdf.cgi/White%20L.pdf?acc_num=osu1115846872
3. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trends_in_International_Mathematics_and_Science_Study 

STEM_Regina_Stevens_TrussRegina Stevens-Truss (Regina.Stevens-Truss@kzoo.edu) is an associate professor of chemistry at Kalamazoo College and a member of the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee and Educational and Professional Development Committee.

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