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From Astrobiology to Zoology: Igniting Students’ Interests in Science Careers

All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions How do you excite students to study math, science, engineering and technology? The basic STEM subjects are not usually high on the list of scholarly pursuits for students. Why is that and how can educators persuade boys and girls to get excited about the possibilities? That is the focus of two Web Seminars sponsored by Sally Ride Science. Dr. Karen Flammer, Research Physicist at UCSD; Julie Miller, Science Instructional Resource Teacher/Coach; and Brenda Wilson, Vice-President of Content and Out-of –School Programs presented and offered many suggestions to introduce students to careers in science. The first seminar took place on Wednesday, April 30, with presenters Dr. Karen Flammer and Julie Miller. They introduced strategies educators can use in the classroom to introduce students to science careers. The second seminar on May 20, with presenter Brenda Wilson and Julie Miller focused on careers in the following disciplines: Environmental Sciences, Space Sciences, Health Sciences and Earth Sciences and strategies to introduce students to careers in these fields. These seminars were designed for educators of grades 6-9.


Each web seminar is a unique, stand-alone, program. Archives of these web seminars and the presenters’ PowerPoint presentations will be available on this web page. Learn more about the features of the Web Seminar and read answers to frequently asked questions from participants.


Schedule

Web Seminar I
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: Science Careers
Presenters: Dr. Karen Flammer and Julie Miller

Web Seminar II
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: Science Careers
Presenters: Brenda Wilson and Julie Miller



For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org


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