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Distinguished Glaser Seminar Series: "Some New Ambitious Strategies for Science Education"

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Friday, February 7 at 11:00am

WC - Wertheim Conservatory, 130
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Wertheim Conservatory, Miami, Florida 33199

Join the Department of Biological Sciences for a lecture by Dr. Bruce Alberts

  • Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, UCSF
  • Editor-in-Chief of Science (2009-2013)
  • United States Science Envoy (2009-2011)
  • President, National Academy of Sciences (1994-2005)

Scientifically based research, both on how students learn and on science education, has been critical for changing our views of how best to teach science at all levels, from kindergarten through college. Significant progress has been made, as codified through two rounds of US “national” science education standards (1996 and 2013).  But much more is still needed. How might the world’s scientists band together to advance an even more ambitious strategy, in which “school science lessons” are extended to include student activities in the community, with the help of large numbers of scientist volunteers? Some prototypes exist; can we build on such efforts? 

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