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Jones, Brent M. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
Seventeen state-sponsored residential math and science schools have been created across the country to direct talented teens toward STEM careers. Admission is selective, based on competitive grades, standardized test scores, and references. Most of the schools also require preadmission interviews. However, selection interviews may be challenged as…
Descriptors: State Schools, Standardized Tests, Validity, Interviews
Templin, Elizabeth, Comp. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
The Consortium celebrated its 20th anniversary at the 2008 Professional Conference in Dallas, Texas in February 2008. Founding president Stephanie Pace Marshall and former presidents Joan Barber, Janet Hugo, Ron Laugen, Cheryl Lindeman, Dennis Lundgren, and Betty Stapp responded to questions about the organization and their involvement with…
Descriptors: Consortia, Presidents, Reflection, Cooperation
Kunz, William – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
Success begets success and opportunity begets opportunity. This principle is something that the author sees at work in his own life. One example of opportunities begetting opportunities is the experience he had at the Academy of Science and Technology to practice his programming skills. The Academy served as a great training ground for what would…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Biotechnology, Science Fairs, Programming