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Dunn, Michelle – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
The purpose of this project was to construct and test an off-grid photovoltaic (PV) system in which the power from a solar array could be stored in a rechargeable battery and a flywheel motor generator assembly. The mechanical flywheel energy storage system would in turn effectively power a 12-volt DC appliance. The voltage and current of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Energy, Power Technology, Equipment
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Diverse learners are capable of becoming talented professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)--but they need opportunities to develop. "Just as in generations past, there are talented students from every demographic and from every part of the country who with hard work and with the proper opportunities will form…
Descriptors: Talent, Talent Development, Gifted, Science Education
Alvarez, Charles Alex; Edwards, Douglas; Harris, Bonnie – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Addressing the under-representation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been an initiative of the U.S. Congress for the past 30 years, but the challenge still remains unresolved. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Congressional Committee on Equal…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Internship Programs, Engineering, African American Students
Harper-Taylor, Jeniffer – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
For more than 12 years, the Siemens Foundation has found unique ways to partner with organizations to support educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Its focus is clear--to educate the next generation of innovators by supporting math and science education from grade school to grad…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Science Education, Outreach Programs, Corporate Support
Du, Yangbo – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
Current U.S. energy policy supports increasing the use of bio-ethanol as a gasoline substitute, which Brazil first produced on a large scale in response to the 1970s energy crises. Brazil's National Alcohol Program stood out among its contemporaries regarding its success at displacing a third of Brazil's gasoline requirements, primarily due to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fuels, Energy, Public Policy
Marino, Judi – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
According to the Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education, more than a half million international students are currently studying in the United States. Over half of the international students are from Asia, both the subcontinent (India is the leading sending nation of students) and the Far East (China, Korea, and Japan…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Campuses, International Education, International Educational Exchange
Atkinson, Robert D.; Hugo, Janet; Lundgren, Dennis; Shapiro, Martin J.; Thomas, Jerald – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
If America is to succeed in the innovation-powered global economy, boosting math and science skills will be critical. This is why a wide array of task forces and organizations has recently raised the clarion call for more and better scientists and engineers. While the policy proposals offered are wide ranging, one key policy innovation has…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Attendance, Global Approach, High School Graduates