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Yager, Robert E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the importance of implementing new approaches in science teaching which will elevate citizen concerns to science-related issues confronting society. Outlines a biology application course designed to counteract current problems in this area. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Content, Educational Research
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Penick, John E.; Crow, Linda W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes 15 innovative college science programs identified by the Society of College Science Teachers. Gives nine generalizations regarding the programs. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Internship Programs
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains the rationale, program specifics and initiatives for the preparation and development of staff, curriculum, instructional support, and research for science education in the United States. Includes total program cost for each. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Education Service Centers, Educational Research
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Paldy, Lester G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes some of the realities associated with engineering careers. Emphasizes the importance of giving students a broader understanding of life as an engineer. Indicates that groups should support research programs to investigate more effective use of trained persons who have been discarded in midcareer. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Summarizes the way in which the nation is preparing scientists and engineers to meet the needs of industry and society. States that by offering special science and mathematics enrichment programs and providing good enthusiastic teaching, young people can be recruited to the sciences. (RT)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, College Science, Educational Needs, Engineering
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Sauro, Angela M.; Elsen, Kay M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the partnership that exists between a zoo and a college in the linking of research and teaching in undergraduate education for the preparation of future scientists. Lists zoo-related projects conducted by various fields of study. States that this type of relationship promotes student interest in science. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Experiential Learning, Linking Agents
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Considers research concentrating on the correlation between knowledge structure and learning. Suggests implications of this research to classroom teaching. Cites characteristics of unsuccessful and successful problem solvers. (RT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, College Science, Decision Making Skills, Heuristics
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Husch, Lawrence S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a program that involved classroom instruction in advanced mathematics, a visit to the Mathematical Sciences section of Oak Ridge Laboratory, talks by faculty members on their interests, work with mentors on student research activities, and various recreational activities. Includes a list of projects and students participating. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Experiential Learning, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education
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Ingalls, Robert P. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Introduces a research activity program in which 10 students worked during the summer as part of a team that developed software for a larger project. Lists names of students, the professors with whom they worked, and their research efforts. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Experiential Learning
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Lord, Thomas R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains the need, general guidelines, expectations, and advantages of student involvement in research at the undergraduate level. Lists selected research projects conducted by students at Burlington County College. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving
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Johnstone, Alex H.; Letton, Kirsty M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Examines the psychology of learning and its application to work in the laboratory. States that the working memory capacity of students is limited; therefore the amount of information they can process needs to be controlled and "recipe following" in the laboratory is perfectly reasonable. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Theodore R.; Powell, David L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Explains a summer research program which is a part of a required junior and senior independent study program. Provides information on selection of applicants, activities, outcomes, and a list of names and student projects. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Course Content
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Gentile, James M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Describes a summer research program that stresses follow-up on activities, and presentation of data at symposia and lectures. Provides information on participants, activities, student evaluations of the experience, and benefits. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Experiential Learning, Program Descriptions
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Lanza, Janet; Smith, Garon C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Provides information on a program that seeks to increase the nation's supply of engineers and scientists by providing experiences with hands-on research. Describes activities, positive outcomes, and the evaluation of achievements. Concludes that participants and faculty members benefited from the experience. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Experiential Learning, Program Descriptions
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Nealson, Kenneth H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Describes a research program that has active areas of research ranging from hydrology, water chemistry, geology, gene cloning, satellite image analysis and remote sensing, and molecular biology. Provides information on selection procedures, design of program, benefits, and names of participants. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Geology
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