AAAS Science Project/Unisys prize encourages student-led scientific inquiry on flight to soar

One hundred years after the dreams and hard work of two brothers gave us the airplane's historic first flight, middle- and high-school students nationwide are dreaming up new projects that would make the Wright Brothers proud. With just a click of a computer mouse, the students will demonstrate what it means to fly-and show how their own imaginations have soared in the process, as part of a national science celebration.

Representing 10 cities and towns throughout the country, the students will team with local museums to compete for the $10,000 Unisys Prize for Online Science Education, which honors exemplary use of the Web as a tool for science investigation. The competition-celebrating "Taking Flight!"-is the culmination of a national educational program administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific organization, and publisher of the journal, Science.

The mission of the AAAS/Unisys science program is to raise public awareness for the need to bolster science education, and to heighten enthusiasm for science and technology learning for all students. The program is administered by AAAS in collaboration with The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Unisys Corporation, and in affiliation with the Science Learning Network.

Student learning statistics clearly point to the need for greater awareness of science education issues: In 1995, the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) showed that while U.S. fourth-graders scored above the international average in science and mathematics, eighth-grade students scored far below their international counterparts, and twelfth-grade students languished at the bottom of the chart. A follow-up study in 1999 revealed no improvement in the U.S. students' level of achievement from 1995 to 1999.

Working with local museums, each team of five or more students in grades 7-12 will unleash their imaginations as they pursue sci


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science
2. Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
3. Popular Science announces Third Annual Brilliant 10
4. Winner of 2004 EMBO Science Writing Prize announced
5. Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch
6. New paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery management
7. Articles on forest fire risks published in BioScience
8. Ralph J. Cicerone nominated to be next National Academy of Sciences president
9. Canine word-learning research published in Science
10. Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience
11. Fostering Diversity in the Sciences Symposium

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 25, 2020 , ... ... novel pharmaceuticals targeting mitochondria, in partnership with Essex Bio-Technology, a bio-pharmaceutical company ... U.S. Phase 3 VISTA-2 study of SkQ1 ophthalmic solution in patients with ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 25, 2020 , ... Modality Solutions, a biopharmaceutical ... annual Inc. 5000 list. The list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s ... and for this year’s list, reported three-year revenue growth of 71 percent. , ...
(Date:8/21/2020)... ... August 18, 2020 , ... Sentien Biotechnologies, ... that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Investigational ... the treatment of severe COVID-19. Approval of this IND allows Sentien to initiate ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2020)... ... August 03, 2020 , ... ERT, the global ... has been named one of the 100 most inspiring individuals in the life-sciences ... are selected based on how they have inspired their colleagues and affected positive ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell International is now offering ... 50 million stem cells total, patients may choose which extremities they would like treated. ... joints (BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016). At R3 International, umbilical cord tissue is obtained from ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 29, 2020 , ... Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a ... to drive Klystrons, TWTs, IOTs, and magnetrons. , DTI Radar Transmitter Systems ... a push-pull configuration; yielding fast fall time for a capacitive load. These all ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... SOMERSET, N.J (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2020 ... ... editing company, and Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, ... products, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership whereby Catalent ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: