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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 Two Web Seminars were presented featuring scientists and education specialists from Sally Ride Science. The seminars focused on the wide variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers available, the many paths to becoming a scientist, and the vibrant men and women involved in science today. The presenters demonstrated tools for encouraging students to think about their interests, future careers, and map out their short- and long-term goals. The presenters shared their science expertise, answered questions from the participants, and provided information regarding web sites that students can use in the classroom. These Web Seminars were designed for educators of grades 6–9.


Schedule

Web Seminar I
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: Science Careers
Presenters: Dr. Karen Flammer and Julie Miller

Web Seminar II
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: Science Careers
Presenters: Dr. Karen Flammer and Julie Miller



For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org


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