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Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
To supplement the summer reading of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) members, the NSTA Committee on Research in Science Education suggested a list of science education research articles that were published in the journals of NSTA's affiliates in 2012. These articles covered a variety of topics that include learning about…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Summer Programs, Reading Materials, Science Teachers
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Bennett, Jake; Fry, Jason; Timme, Nicholas; Maltese, Adam – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2012
This paper presents details about a summer instructional program created by physics graduate students who sought a chance to help students from the local community and to gain greater experience teaching science and math. The students initiated, designed, and conducted the program, which gave the instructors their first chance to independently…
Descriptors: Physics, High School Students, Calculus, Graduate Students
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Stavrianeas, Stasinos; Stewart, Mark – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Students of exercise science are well positioned to facilitate a shift of the nation's attitude on health care from disease treatment to disease prevention. This report chronicles our efforts toward transforming the exercise physiology core course from a lecture-based, instructor-centered class to a student-centered environment in which…
Descriptors: Student Research, Core Curriculum, Exercise, Athletics
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Price, Rebecca M.; Rosypal, Alexa C.; Kern, Britt; Powell, Traci – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
This paper describes a one-and-a-half day Distinguished Scholar Symposium during which undergraduate underrepresented minorities (URMs) from nearby schools visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) to learn about advanced degree programs in the biological sciences. The symposium created an environment that inspired URMs to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Science Programs, Community Colleges, Biological Sciences