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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
Reid, Ellen; Fussell, Annemarie; Templin, Elizabeth – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
The NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology) and Keystone Science School co-sponsored two Youth Policy Summits during the summer of 2007. Forty students represented 10 high schools from across the country at each Summit, meeting for a week in June and August at Keystone Science School…
Descriptors: High Schools, Obesity, Energy Conservation, Youth
Moore, Lewis Ryan – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
The purpose of this research was to determine how metal oxide used in a thermite reaction can impact the production of nanoparticles. The results showed the presence of nanoparticles (less than 1 micron in diameter) of at least one type produced by each metal oxide. The typical particles were metallic spheres, which ranged from 300 nanometers in…
Descriptors: Inorganic Chemistry, Metallurgy, Science Experiments, Chemistry
NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
Co-hosted by the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) and The Keystone Center, the third annual Keystone Center Youth Policy Summit focused on Adolescent and Childhood Nutrition in America's K-12 Schools. In June 2006, 40 students from 10 math and science schools came together in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Nutrition, Health Promotion, Child Health
Teahan, John – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
In little more than a decade, the Web has become an essential medium for information, entertainment, and commerce, making its adoption among consumers quicker than any other medium before it. The majority of American classrooms have become connected to the Internet in the same short time span. Previously, science or mathematics students might have…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
Post, Jan F. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
With clockwork regularity, the real or perceived shortage of scientists and engineers in the US pops up as a topic of debate in academic and industry circles. Discussions of an imminent shortage have deep impact for education, career prospects, immigration, and "The American Dream." The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it poses a…
Descriptors: Labor Market, College Graduates, Scientists, High School Students
Brown, Courtney – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
Sediment oxygen demand (SOD) is the rate that dissolved oxygen leaves the water column in a body of water due to the build-up and decomposition of organic carbons in the sediment. The introduction of organic materials changes the chemistry of streams, and many chemical reactions occurring in bodies of water, with the exception of photosynthesis,…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecology, Organic Chemistry, Water Pollution
Dowling, Julie; Thomas, Jay – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Siemens Foundation, and the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) hosted its third summer science program in June 2006 at Aurora (IL) University's Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, campus. This program…
Descriptors: Summer Science Programs, Science Programs, Mathematics Teachers, Master Teachers
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
It all started with an invitation from the Oxford Round Table. The author was summoned to participate in a lively debate at Exeter College in the Oxford University about, "Science and Faith: The Great Matter." If one has participated in an Oxford University summer experience, he/she will agree it is a once in a lifetime learning…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience
Weiss, Allison – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Investigates factors that have effects on conditioning. Tests nine mice with three types of reinforcement: (1) primary-need positive reinforcement; (2) secondary-need positive reinforcement; and (3) secondary-need negative reinforcement. Measures the effectiveness of the reinforcements by both rate of response and response strength. Discusses the…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Decision Making, Experimental Psychology, Higher Education
Teahan, John; Sharp, Brian – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Discusses positive effects of digital photography on the teaching of mathematics and cost-effectiveness for schools. Discusses appropriate digital camera resolution, storage, printers, and handheld options for classroom use. (KHR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Instructional Development
Thomas, Jay; Love, Brenda Lee – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Introduces the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology's (NCSSSMST) efforts to transform science, mathematics, and technology education. Describes a study led by the NCSSSMST Board of Directors that investigated whether Consortium schools meet the needs of their students and whether there were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Educational Change, High Schools
Blaisdell, Stephanie; Tichenor, Kristin R. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Investigates National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) graduates' school and major preferences at the college level focusing on gender and ethnicity issues. (YDS)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Enrollment Influences, Ethnicity, Higher Education
Sliva, Amy – NCSSSMST Journal, 2001
Aims to determine the pollution content of the water at two locations on Buffalo Creek, Evington, Virginia, by examining the benthic macro-invertebrates that inhabit the test sites. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Higher Education, Science Experiments
Blatt, Joel H. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2001
Discusses the transition process of research students from high school to college. Explains how teachers can help these students to find the right college encouraging undergraduate research and includes advice for research faculty advisors. Includes 29 references. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: College Choice, Higher Education, Research, Research Methodology
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