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Thursday, August 7 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S70: Early Matters: Engaging High School and Community College Students in Research

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This symposium will feature talks that involve the philosophy, benefits and mechanics of engaging students in authentic research much earlier than is conventionally done. Authentic research means work done by students that addresses questions for which the answers are not known beforehand. Early research is defined as authentic research done before graduate school by high school and early-stage college students, including community college students. Part of the impetus for advocating for universal adoption of early research are the many credible and authoritative reports over the span of the last 30 years indicating that (a) American K-16 science education is underperforming both on the global scale and internally vs the pre- eminence of American graduate level science education, and (b) specifically, according to the National Research Council 2005 report, "the quality of science laboratory experiences is poor for most U.S. high school students."

Presider: Desmond Murray, Andrews University

Related Papers

Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
P991: Inspiring community college students into the sciences through early research (9:35 am to 9:55 am)
P992: ACS-Science Coaches: An effective avenue for encouraging scientific research in the high school setting (9:55 am to 10:15 am)
P993: Student inquiry and research at IMSA: Developing authentic inquiry skills (10:15 am to 10:35 am) WITHDRAWN
P994: Advanced chemical research at Laguna Beach High School (10:35 am to 10:55 am)
Break (10:55 am to 11:10 am)
P995: Science enrichment programs (11:10 am to 11:30 am)
P996: Investigating the fate of agrochemicals in the Mississippi delta: Place-based soil chemistry with dual enrollment students (11:30 am to 11:50 am)
P997: Ability of brassica rapa to phytoremediate cadmium (11:50 am to 12:10 pm)


Desmond Murray

Andrews University
..... the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die. - Edward M Kennedy Founding Director of Building Excellence in Science & Technology (BEST, www.bestearly.com), Editor of the Benton Spirit Community Newspaper (www.bentonspiritnews.com... Read More →

Thursday August 7, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
MAK A1117