||From Astrobiology to Zoology: Igniting Students’ Interests in Science Careers
This Web Seminar, sponsored by Sally Ride Science, took place on October 25, 2007,
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Karen Flammer, Research
Physicist at University of California in San Diego and Senior Vice-President at
Sally Ride Science. This web seminar focused on how teachers can ignite students’
interests in science careers.
This web seminar was the first of two related to the Sally Ride Science Symposium that took place at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Detroit, Michigan. The presenter shared strategies teachers can use to engage their students in conversations about science careers. The Web seminar was designed for educators of grades 6-9.
Thirty six (36) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming. One participant attended the program from Argentina and another from Puerto Rico. Seminar participants received one of NSTA’s SciGuide for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "I was at Detroit and took this class with Sally Ride. Participating today
back the information form the class. At conferences you are
bombarded with so much
information this helped sort it out.”
- “I enjoyed the surveys and can imagine my student's responses! These will
them focus their thinking about their life choices.”
- “I was super-impressed with the software. I enjoyed the seminar it was
and being able to interact was fun. Very cool!”
- “It gave me several ideas of how to (1) begin to discuss science careers
(2) engage the students by turning it on them and asking for their input
which of course they will like.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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||Underwritten in part by Sally Ride Science.