National Science Teachers Association
March 29-April 1, 2012
2012 National Conference in Indianapolis
Purdue University, a major research university in central Indiana, presents programs, demonstrations, and curricular materials including an ongoing schedule of mini lessons aimed at K-12 schools that involve all campus STEM units: the Colleges of Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Science, Technology, Veterinary Medicine, and Discovery Park research.
The Indiana Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Resource Network The I-STEM Resource Network’s overarching goal is to help Indiana achieve its vision to be a national leader in student academic achievement in STEM disciplines and the in quality of its workforce. The Network focuses on the following goals:
Teaching, Learning, Applied Research, Assessment, and Evaluation, Community Partnerships and Network Development
The Purdue science education graduate program area offers education professionals opportunities to investigate contemporary issues related to science learning, teaching, assessing, and curriculum, in the context of K-12 schools and colleges, in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Geoenvironmental, and Physics at the master's and doctoral levels.
As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life sciences education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.
What does a scientist do? Where do they work? Introduce your students to real-life scientists through a FREE electronic field trip. Purdue zipTrips connect thousands of students across the country with real-life scientists doing cutting-edge research in real-time. Excite your students about science and STEM careers.
Organizing a physical field trip takes time, money, lunches, chaperones, and transportation – lots of logistics! Many schools are facing budget constraints and cutting field trip funding, leaving educators to look for alternative experiences for their students. Purdue zipTrips™ are designed to bring field trips to the students, through the magic of technology. This provides schools with opportunities they may not have otherwise.
Purdue zipTrips™ are electronic field trips (EFTs) in science-based education reaching thousands of students across the country and overseas. The EFTs connect students with real-world scientists at Purdue doing cutting-edge research, increasing science interest and enhancing perceptions of science, scientists, and science careers.
INSPIRE conducts basic and applied multidisciplinary research in early engineering; identity and gender; the development of students’ and teachers’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior with regard to engineering. Our research focuses on four main areas–teacher professional development, assessment, student learning, and informal learning–each represented by a research team.
Every year thousands of children and adults experience our hands-on, interactive exhibits focusing on world-class research from Purdue University at the Indiana State Fair. Many more experience them at museums and science centers. We combine videos, computer games, and other fun features to bring cutting-edge science and technology to life for all ages.
Purdue University has a rich history of serving the P-12 community. Many colleges, departments, faculty, staff, and student organizations offer an abundance of outreach options for school age children, parents, educators, and schools. The P-12 Outreach Portal connects you to all of those activities.
The mission of the DLRC is to advance research that revolutionizes learning in the STEM disciplines. Through externally funded research projects, innovative programs, and collaborative partnerships, the DLRC is committed to redesigning educational practices and creating innovative learning environments that have immediate impacts and nurture lifelong learning for all students.
The Institute for Accessible Schience (IAS) was established at Purdue University through an NIH Director's Pathfinder Award in 2010 with a mission to promote the inclusion and retention of person with disabilities (PWDs) in biomedical science careers through practical laboratory experiences, assistive technology (AT) development, student and educator support and research.
Integrate global trade, biology and ecology in your lesson plan with current news of exotic agricultural and forest pests invading the country stowed away in cargo containers.