Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr.
National Science Foundation
Opinion: An Invitation to Transform the Classroom
National Science Teachers Association
May 11, 2006
As NSF ramps up implementation of the American Competitiveness Initiative, NSF Director Arden L. Bement is reaching out to inform the public of our activities through speeches and editorials. In a guest editorial in NSTA Reports, the newsletter of the National Science Teachers Association, he emphasizes the value of hands-on research for training a skilled science and engineering workforce.
"As the school year winds down, many teachers and educators will have a chance to step back and consider the broader impacts of teaching science--impacts that go beyond classroom lectures and student grades."