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Title: Smith college secondary math and science outreach program

Abstract

The Smith College Secondary Math and Science Outreach Program works collaboratively with front-line educators to encourage young women students of all abilities, especially underrepresented and underserved minorities, to continue studying math and science throughout high school. The program includes three main components: (1) Twenty-five to thirty teams of math/science teachers and guidance counselors participate in a year-long program which begins with a three-day Current Students/Future Scientists and Engineering Workshop. This event includes a keynote address, presentations and workshops by successful women in science and engineering, and hands-on laboratory sessions. Each participant receives a stipend and free room and board. Returning to their schools, the teacher-counselor teams implement ongoing plans designed to counteract gender bias in the sciences and to alert female students to the broad range of math, science, and engineering career choices open to them. A follow-up session in the spring allows the teams to present and discuss their year-long activities. (2) TRI-ON, a day of science for 120 ninth- and tenth- grade girls from schools with a large underserved and underrepresented population, is held in early spring. Girls discover the excitement of laboratory investigation and interact with female college science and math majors. (3) Teaching Internships, initiated inmore » 1991, involve ten to fifteen Smith College math and science majors in teaching in public schools. The teaching interns experience the rewards and challenges of classroom teaching, and they also serve as role models for younger students.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Smith College, Northhampton, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
111132
Report Number(s):
CONF-9404192-
TRN: 95:007145-0069
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Sigma Xi forum for scientists educators and national standards on action at the local level, Atlanta, GA (United States), 14-15 Apr 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Scientists, educators, and national standards: Action at the local level; PB: 250 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; EDUCATION; STANDARDS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; ADOLESCENTS; LEARNING; SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL; TRAINING; RECOMMENDATIONS; EDUCATIONAL TOOLS; WOMEN

Citation Formats

Powell, J A, and Clark, C. Smith college secondary math and science outreach program. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Powell, J A, & Clark, C. Smith college secondary math and science outreach program. United States.
Powell, J A, and Clark, C. 1994. "Smith college secondary math and science outreach program". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Smith College Secondary Math and Science Outreach Program works collaboratively with front-line educators to encourage young women students of all abilities, especially underrepresented and underserved minorities, to continue studying math and science throughout high school. The program includes three main components: (1) Twenty-five to thirty teams of math/science teachers and guidance counselors participate in a year-long program which begins with a three-day Current Students/Future Scientists and Engineering Workshop. This event includes a keynote address, presentations and workshops by successful women in science and engineering, and hands-on laboratory sessions. Each participant receives a stipend and free room and board. Returning to their schools, the teacher-counselor teams implement ongoing plans designed to counteract gender bias in the sciences and to alert female students to the broad range of math, science, and engineering career choices open to them. A follow-up session in the spring allows the teams to present and discuss their year-long activities. (2) TRI-ON, a day of science for 120 ninth- and tenth- grade girls from schools with a large underserved and underrepresented population, is held in early spring. Girls discover the excitement of laboratory investigation and interact with female college science and math majors. (3) Teaching Internships, initiated in 1991, involve ten to fifteen Smith College math and science majors in teaching in public schools. The teaching interns experience the rewards and challenges of classroom teaching, and they also serve as role models for younger students.},
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