ERIC Number: ED426843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Science Pathways: Tracking Science Education and Careers from Precollege through Professional Levels. Undergraduate Program Directors Meeting (Chevy Chase, MD, September 30-October 2, 1996).
Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD. Office of Grants and Special Programs.
This document presents the results of a meeting of undergraduate biology departments that receive funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The focus of this meeting was the assessment of science pathways. Discussion focused on assessment, predictors of student success in science, the importance of undergraduate research, career choices, women and underrepresented minorities, encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations, and teacher education and professional development programs for preservice, inservice, and precollege teachers. Sections include: (1) program descriptions of the biomedical research program and the grants and special programs at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; (2) a preface and introduction; (3) program overview; (4) the keynote address; (5) summaries of panel and workshop discussions; (6) appendices with the agenda for the program directors meeting; and (7) a list of attendees and awards. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Biomedicine, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Science Careers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Research, Student Research, Undergraduate Study
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Office of Grants and Special Programs, 4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6789.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD. Office of Grants and Special Programs.