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Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
Teaching and learning in the information age can be stressful. It seems only yesterday teachers were trying to imagine what the information age would be like. Now their brains are bombarded by billions of words every time they perform a "Google Search." There is a calm to the chaos when teachers focus on the foundation of their profession. Their…
Descriptors: Evidence, Instructional Design, Biotechnology, Teaching Methods
Lombardi, Marissa R. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Educators and employers increasingly acknowledge the value of intercultural competence. While most higher education institutions consider these skills as important outcomes for their graduates, few have specifically addressed the means by which to measure the wide variety of results. Having and using intercultural assessment tools will allow…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competence, Colleges, Cultural Differences
Church, Al – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
In conjunction with an NSF-funded mentoring program that partners University of Utah engineering professors and their undergraduate and graduate students with high school students from several Salt Lake City high schools that have a high percentage of low income and ethnic minority students, the Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science (AMES)…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, High Schools, Mentors, Low Income
Jones, Brent M. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Roughly 80% of the math and science schools under the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) umbrella are non-residential programs, with about 18% residential and 2% both residential and nonresidential. Now numbering 16 (with the Tennessee Governor's Academy closing May 2011), the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Residential Programs, Residential Schools, Science Education
Hegyes, Louis L. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2009
In this article, the author explains why he feels it is important for college and university affiliates to attend the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) conferences. He states that those attending the conferences will have an opportunity to network with the NCSSSMST high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Mathematics Education
Davis, Glen A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
In this article, the author, a pediatrician, reflects upon his formal education and describes how being educated at the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC) during his high school years provided him with the best educational experience. Unlike the typical high school, KAMSC provided an environment that was the perfect fit for him…
Descriptors: High Schools, Pediatrics, Educational Experience, Medical Schools
Wei, Cindy – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
The author remembers back to freshmen year when NCSSSMST was considered a jumbled acronym and a pain to utter. But now, two years down the line, and their conference debut in only a few months, she remembers the NCSSSMST motto, "foster, support, and advance the creative efforts of those specialized schools whose primary purpose is to attract…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Public Policy, Leadership, High Schools
Marino, Judi – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
According to the Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education, more than a half million international students are currently studying in the United States. Over half of the international students are from Asia, both the subcontinent (India is the leading sending nation of students) and the Far East (China, Korea, and Japan…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Campuses, International Education, International Educational Exchange
Dowling, Julie; Thomas, Jay – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Siemens Foundation, and the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) hosted its third summer science program in June 2006 at Aurora (IL) University's Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, campus. This program…
Descriptors: Summer Science Programs, Science Programs, Mathematics Teachers, Master Teachers
Weiss, Allison – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Investigates factors that have effects on conditioning. Tests nine mice with three types of reinforcement: (1) primary-need positive reinforcement; (2) secondary-need positive reinforcement; and (3) secondary-need negative reinforcement. Measures the effectiveness of the reinforcements by both rate of response and response strength. Discusses the…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Decision Making, Experimental Psychology, Higher Education
Thomas, Jay; Love, Brenda Lee – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Introduces the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology's (NCSSSMST) efforts to transform science, mathematics, and technology education. Describes a study led by the NCSSSMST Board of Directors that investigated whether Consortium schools meet the needs of their students and whether there were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Educational Change, High Schools
Blaisdell, Stephanie; Tichenor, Kristin R. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Investigates National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) graduates' school and major preferences at the college level focusing on gender and ethnicity issues. (YDS)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Enrollment Influences, Ethnicity, Higher Education
Sliva, Amy – NCSSSMST Journal, 2001
Aims to determine the pollution content of the water at two locations on Buffalo Creek, Evington, Virginia, by examining the benthic macro-invertebrates that inhabit the test sites. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Higher Education, Science Experiments
Blatt, Joel H. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2001
Discusses the transition process of research students from high school to college. Explains how teachers can help these students to find the right college encouraging undergraduate research and includes advice for research faculty advisors. Includes 29 references. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: College Choice, Higher Education, Research, Research Methodology
Williams, Gregory T. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2001
Presents an experiment testing three wing angles, swept-back, straight, and swept forward, to determine which of them produces the most lift in a low speed tunnel. (YDS)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments, Mechanics (Physics)
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