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Schmidt, Jennifer A.; Kackar-Cam, Hayal Z.; Strati, Anna D.; Shumow, Lee – NCSSS Journal, 2015
This study explores the associations of ethnicity and perceived challenge with high-school students' academic engagement and perceived competence in science. Data were collected through a variant of the Experience Sampling Method in which participants reported on their levels of engagement, perceived competence, and challenge while in science…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, High School Students, Learner Engagement, Competence
Choe, Jeong V. – NCSSS Journal, 2015
I have developed a new teaching and learning model called AAAW, which stand for Analyze, Acquire, Apply and Write. This model grows from action research and unique experience in teaching a biochemistry course to high school students who are talented in math and science. In this model, students first "Analyze" lab data to generate…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Writing Instruction
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
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
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
Kaser, Joyce S. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Based on the data gathered and the interviews with administrators, the author makes the following suggestions. These twelve recommendations are targeted primarily toward educators wanting to strengthen their own mathematics and science offerings, possibly by establishing a school-within-a school or launching a charter school. The recommendations…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Charter Schools, Science Programs, Mathematics Achievement
Church, Al – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
In conjunction with an NSF-funded mentoring program that partners University of Utah engineering professors and their undergraduate and graduate students with high school students from several Salt Lake City high schools that have a high percentage of low income and ethnic minority students, the Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science (AMES)…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, High Schools, Mentors, Low Income
Jones, Brent M. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Roughly 80% of the math and science schools under the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) umbrella are non-residential programs, with about 18% residential and 2% both residential and nonresidential. Now numbering 16 (with the Tennessee Governor's Academy closing May 2011), the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Residential Programs, Residential Schools, Science Education
Mason, Letita R. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2009
Global survival hinges on an appreciation that the solutions to problems reside within the collective strength of diversity. However, achieving inclusion is often relegated to periodic infusions of multiculturalism into the mainstream of organizational culture. And "diversity" is quickly becoming the latest buzzword for an idea that, though…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, Diversity (Institutional), Cultural Pluralism
Marshall, Stephanie Pace – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
In this keynote address presented at the 2008 National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) Professional Conference, Stephanie Marshall describes what is needed to transform STEM education in today's world. While such an endeavor will take multiple systemic actions, here Marshall focuses on…
Descriptors: World Problems, Innovation, Laboratories, Educational Technology
Sigler, Jeff – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
The author has never been good at math. When he was in 9th grade, he found gripping joy in Shakespeare, the wives of Henry VIII, the psychosis of Poe, the heroes of various revolutions, the perpetual pillaging of Alsace and Lorraine. However, his interests changed when he enrolled in the Central Virginia Governor's School (CVGS) for Science and…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Writing Research, Research Methodology, Technology Education
Carmack, Gail; Budries, Kathy – NCSSSMST Journal, 1997
Discusses the SAGE project, a Biology II project in which students analyze a specific disease by utilizing Internet resources. Poses seven problems for students and includes solutions. (ASK)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education