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Basic Race/ Gender Equity Program for Science Education

Grant Website

http://www.wrair.army.mil/OtherServices_EducationalOutreach.aspx

Abstract

The long-term goal is to broaden our model program that currently targets African-American populations in the national capital area. The aim of the program is to: a) educate junior and senior high students and elementary school teachers directly; and b)  provide opportunities for exploration of health-related sciences for the public at large (via an interactive website) so that topics in the biomedical sciences become "friendly and familiar" rather than the existing stereotype that science is erudite, obtuse, and incomprehensible.

Specific objectives:

  1. Design hands-on experiences in science laboratories and opportunities to interact with scientists in the setting of a sophisticated research institute; especially target under-represented minorities, students from inner city schools and other local schools where science opportunities may be limited. This will include junior and high school students, elementary school teachers, as well as interactions with Children's Museum and other similar organizations.
  2. Set up interactive web-based informatics to include: i) a system where high school students could refine the question they are posing for science projects by discussing it with a professional scientist; ii) a general "ask-the-expert" site for science and health issues; iii) a reference site containing the detailed experimental protocols for student experiments; and iv) an interactive resource to aid teachers throughout the U.S. to establish contacts with scientists.

Additional Info

The goal of this project is to extend the reach of current health science programs that are targeted to females, African-American junior and senior high school students, and elementary school teachers, located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The project includes laboratory apprenticeships, student mentoring, and an interactive website to help students and teachers establish contact with scientists nationwide.

Basic Race/ Gender Equity Program for Science Education /grants/basic-race-gender-equity-program-science-education 60 R25RR015629 0 1 MD 2000 09/30/2000 08/31/2003 Walter Reed Army Institute of Research 503 Robert Grant Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20910 PI JETT MARTI PhD (301) 319-9997 (301) 319-9699 marti.jett@us.army.mil OTHER CONTACT YOURICK DEBRA PhD (301) 319-9471 (301) 319-9810 debra.yourick@us.army.mil http://www.wrair.army.mil/OtherServices_EducationalOutreach.aspx http://www.wrair.army.mil/OtherServices_EducationalOutreach.aspx

The long-term goal is to broaden our model program that currently targets African-American populations in the national capital area. The aim of the program is to: a) educate junior and senior high students and elementary school teachers directly; and b)  provide opportunities for exploration of health-related sciences for the public at large (via an interactive website) so that topics in the biomedical sciences become "friendly and familiar" rather than the existing stereotype that science is erudite, obtuse, and incomprehensible.

Specific objectives:

  1. Design hands-on experiences in science laboratories and opportunities to interact with scientists in the setting of a sophisticated research institute; especially target under-represented minorities, students from inner city schools and other local schools where science opportunities may be limited. This will include junior and high school students, elementary school teachers, as well as interactions with Children's Museum and other similar organizations.
  2. Set up interactive web-based informatics to include: i) a system where high school students could refine the question they are posing for science projects by discussing it with a professional scientist; ii) a general "ask-the-expert" site for science and health issues; iii) a reference site containing the detailed experimental protocols for student experiments; and iv) an interactive resource to aid teachers throughout the U.S. to establish contacts with scientists.

The goal of this project is to extend the reach of current health science programs that are targeted to females, African-American junior and senior high school students, and elementary school teachers, located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The project includes laboratory apprenticeships, student mentoring, and an interactive website to help students and teachers establish contact with scientists nationwide.

education evaluation /planning, science education; African American, Internet, elementary school, health science research, information display, information dissemination, interactive multimedia, secondary school, teacher, urban area; human data