Creating Engaging Science Outside of the Classroom
Expanding Minds: Creating Engaging Science Outside of the
NSF uses a variety of informal education methods to make science, mathematics
and engineering everyday practices. Among other projects, the foundation funds
television and radio programs, hands-on exhibits at museums, zoos and botanical
gardens, and science-by-mail, a pen pal arrangement between students and professional
scientists and engineers.
Promoting Diversity in the SMET Workforce
The Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) program encourages underrepresented
minorities to study and pursue careers in science, mathematics, engineering and
Presidential Award Recognizes Importance of Mentoring
The White House and NSF honored 10 individuals and 6 institutions for their outstanding
mentoring of students in science, mathematics and engineering.
National Science and Technology Week 1997: Webs, Wires and
NSTW focuses on communication and communication technologies in the annual celebration
of hands-on exploration of science and engineering.
U.S. Students Earn Average Scores in Global Study
U.S. eighth-graders finished in the middle of the pack in an international test
of science and mathematics skills. Their scores were on a par with German and
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