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Esparza, Julie; Shumow, Lee; Schmidt, Jennifer A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Through secondary analysis of data collected in middle school science classrooms, this study (a) compared gifted and regular students' beliefs about the malleability of intelligence in science; (b) investigated whether teaching gifted and talented middle-school students about malleability of the brain and study skills helped them to develop a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Student Attitudes
Hinterlong, Diane; Lawrence, Branson; DeVol, Purva – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students in grades 10 through 12 in its advanced, residential…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, STEM Education, High School Students
Bonds, Crystal – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Crystal Bonds is Principal at The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, New York, NY. During her three years as a new principal at one of New York City's eight specialized high schools, she found herself constantly wrestling with two challenges: (1) Maintaining the school's high academic standards; and (2) protecting the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Special Schools, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Currently, the U.S. is not stacking up in educating students in STEM disciplines. "America lags in providing top-level schooling in STEM fields…, and this may jeopardize future economic growth, job creation, and international competitiveness" (Smarick, 2013, p. 12). International assessments of student performance, including the Program…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Diversity, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap
DeVol, Dave – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
When the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) was founded in 1985, the state of Illinois charged IMSA with two mandates: (1) "The primary role of the Academy shall be to offer a uniquely challenging education for students talented in the areas of mathematics and science." (2) "The Academy shall also carry a responsibility…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, High School Students
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
Advocating for advanced learning or talent development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is both timely and very important. It is very important to speak out on behalf of talent development as the future of society depends on providing opportunities for developing talent to optimum levels. Some basic questions can set an…
Descriptors: Talent, Advocacy, Talent Development, STEM Education
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
Teaching and learning in the information age can be stressful. It seems only yesterday teachers were trying to imagine what the information age would be like. Now their brains are bombarded by billions of words every time they perform a "Google Search." There is a calm to the chaos when teachers focus on the foundation of their profession. Their…
Descriptors: Evidence, Instructional Design, Biotechnology, Teaching Methods
Tang, Sherry – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
Plasticizers are chemical additives that enhance plastic flexibility. They are ubiquitous environmental contaminants and are commonly found in river and lake waters (Fromme et al 2002). The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a water-soluble plasticizer, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) on developing Medaka ("Oryzias latipes") embryos. Three…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Developmental Stages, Science Education, Science Experiments
Candal, Carmen – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
The effectiveness of five different enzymes as treatments against Staphylococcus biofilm growth was measured in the presence of antibiotics and alone. Protease was the least effective enzyme in biofilm removal with all antibiotics, and pectinase was the most effective with dicloxacillin and clindamycin. Also, dicloxacillin was the most effective…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Biochemistry
Franco, M. Suzanne; Patel, Nimisha H.; Lindsey, Jill – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
This study compared the career skills and interests for students in two STEM schools to national data. Students completed the KUDER skills assessment and career planning online tools. Results were compared across school, grade level, and sex. The results provided evidence that STEM high school students expressed career intents in predominately…
Descriptors: Evidence, Career Planning, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
Dash, Karen – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
This paper summarizes five phases of a comprehensive Economic Impact Study conducted by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) from 2009-2011. The methodology and assumptions of those analyses is summarized for those wishing to conduct similar studies. The paper also documents highlighted results, such as the school's…
Descriptors: Taxes, Economic Impact, Methods, Science Education
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
Innovation fuels the economy by creating jobs rather than just filling them. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2009) says that innovation is (1) "the introduction of something new" and (2) "a new idea, method, or device." "Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation's Human Capital" (2010)…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Talent, Innovation, Talent Development
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
The challenge for those who are working with talented STEM students is to engage them with like-minded science leaders through direct contact and by using meaningful web resources. The author discovered new web resources by attending a workshop and by reading an alumni magazine. She introduced both web resources to her senior classes and…
Descriptors: Talent, STEM Education, Internet, Teaching Methods
Joseph, Thomas – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
In an evening seminar held in the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) auditorium, Lisa Anderson-Shaw, Director of Clinical Ethics Consulting Service at the University of Illinois Medial Center, posed a scenario that inspired a thirty-minute discussion of contemporary bioethics, during which speaker and students untangled issues of patient…
Descriptors: Ethics, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Seminars
Gott, Tim – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
As Director of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky for the past four and a half years, the author has had the distinct pleasure of leading an amazing group of students and staff in a residential program for high school juniors and seniors interested in advanced STEM careers. The years he has at the Gatton Academy…
Descriptors: High Schools, Residential Programs, Residential Schools, High School Students
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