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Garofalo, Joe; Kitchell, Barbara Ann – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
The process of borrowing money can be intimidating to some people. Many feel at the mercy of a loan officer and just accept terms and amounts at face value. A graphing calculator, or spreadsheet, with appropriate knowledge of how to use it, can be an empowering tool to help create a more equitable situation or circumstance. Given the proper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Stapp, Betty – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
The National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) has long been concerned with assisting member schools in meeting the needs of the under-represented populations in their communities. This article presents a condensed report that summarizes a major project that has continued relevance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grants, Recruitment, Minority Group Students
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Teachers enjoy the benefits of having former students return into their lives. With today's social media the connections are instant and/or searchable. This author is one that makes an effort to stay in touch with graduates, finding that during the reconnection process she learns many things about their adventures, research, and views on life. She…
Descriptors: High Schools, Instruction, Alumni, Social Networks
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
What role can specialized schools with focus on mathematics, science, and technology have in sparking innovation? Such specialized schools can be and in some cases currently are leaders in promoting high-level content knowledge, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving--the basic ingredients of innovation. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Creativity, Innovation, Talent Development, Specialization
Mason, Letita – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
The 2010 NCSSSMST Pre-Conference Symposium in Nashville, "Diversity: Negotiating the Path," was the culmination of initiatives begun two years ago by the Diversity Committee of the NCSSSMST Board. Inspired by the ground-breaking campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, members recognized within each candidate a symbolic example of what they…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Minority Group Children, Disproportionate Representation, Science Education
Cory, Beth; Garofalo, Joe – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
After students have constructed a conceptual understanding of a mathematical idea, applying mathematical symbolism to represent and define the idea concisely becomes an easier task. In fact, Moore (1994) found that students "often needed to develop their concept images through examples, diagrams, graphs, and other means before they could…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Calculus, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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
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
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
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
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
Beasley, Shannon – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
As the author began her teaching career at Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology (CVGS), it became apparent that many of her students were interested in doing research projects in astronomy and the number seemed to increase every year. At first she did not think that she had the tools to do a good job accommodating these…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Astronomy, Teacher Collaboration, Partnerships in Education
O'Leary, Sarah; Styer, Susan C. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), located in Aurora Illinois, is a public, three-year residential high school for students who are academically talented in mathematics and/or science. The mission statement of IMSA is to "ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition." This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Educational Change, Science Process Skills
Fedotov, Alex; Farah, Shadia; Farley, Daithi; Ghani, Naureen; Kuo, Emmy; Aponte, Cecielo; Abrescia, Leo; Kwan, Laiyee; Khan, Ussamah; Khizner, Felix; Yam, Anthony; Sakeeb, Khan; Grey, Daniel; Anika, Zarin; Issa, Fouad; Boussayoud, Chayama; Abdeldayem, Mahmoud; Zhang, Alvin; Chen, Kelin; Chan, Kameron Chuen; Roytman, Viktor; Yee, Michael – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
This article describes the projects on solar hydrogen powered vehicles using water as fuel conducted by teams at Brooklyn Technical High School. Their investigations into the pure and applied chemical thermodynamics of hydrogen fuel cells and bio-inspired devices have been consolidated in a new and emerging sub-discipline that they define as solar…
Descriptors: Fuels, Thermodynamics, Sampling, Chemistry
Pace, Sarah Lindsey – NCSSSMST Journal, 2009
Currently manufactured microchips are expensive to make, require specialized equipment, and leave a large environmental footprint. To counter this, an alternative procedure that is cheaper and leaves a smaller environmental footprint should be made. The goal of this research project is to develop a process that creates microchips from polystyrene…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Science and Society, Influence of Technology, Conservation (Environment)
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