ERIC Number: ED406235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Directory of NSF-Supported Young Scholars Projects. Summer 1997, Academic Year 1997-98.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
The Young Scholars' Program of the National Science Foundation is designed to stimulate and extend the interests in science and mathematics of students entering grades 7 through 12. An additional goal of the program is to encourage them to investigate and pursue careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. The program strongly emphasizes student participation in the process of scientific discovery through interaction with practicing scientists in the laboratory and in the field. Projects offer a combination of instruction, research, and problem-solving activities along with opportunities to explore career options and confront issues of ethics in science. This directory lists the Young Scholars projects scheduled for 1997 that take place at sites throughout the United States. In addition to the summer activities, follow-up occurs during the academic year, often involving parents, other students, and teachers in the home schools. The entries in this directory are organized by the state of the sponsoring institution. Some projects draw participants from the immediate local vicinity, others accept applications state-wide, some are regional, and still others are national in scope. (JRH)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Discovery Processes, Engineering Education, Ethics, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Outreach Programs, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary Education, Technology Education
National Science Foundation, Div. of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; e-mail: email@example.com; world wide web: http://www.nsf.gov
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.