The Duke Center for Science Education is working to improve science literacy in the United States, a crucial element to enhance our future workforce competitiveness in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Center is devoted to improving science literacy in the K - 16 setting by raising student achievement in science and by fostering interest in STEM careers.
Launched in 2007 with seed funding from the Duke University Provost, the Center is already making an impact on improving student achievement and increasing the STEM pipeline of students. More than 40,000 students throughout North Carolina and the US have used science education curricula developed by Duke faculty and show improvement in biology and chemistry (published in Science, 2007). Local high school students participating in our summer program LEAP won $40,000 college scholarships, and as we follow the LEAP students into college, to date 83% of our underrepresented minorities are majoring in science!
Your gift will strengthen our impact on science education research, curriculum development and outreach to K - 12 students, teachers and the public.
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Corporations and Foundations that share our goals for improving science education and the STEM pipeline can discuss potential partnerships and sponsorships with the Executive Director of the Duke Center for Science Education (919-684-5183, email@example.com) or the Director (919-684-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org).
|President Brodhead Awards Duke's Center for Science Education Executive Director|
|Congratulations to Chris Adamczyk, Executive Director of Duke's Center for Science Education, who was honored on April 20 by President Brodhead for winning a 2010 Presidential Award . This prestigious award is given to Duke staff and faculty to recognize distinctive contributions to Duke University & the Duke Health System over the past year. Read more about her award here.|
|The Hartwell Foundation Gift Establishes Science Summer Camp for Teens|
|The Duke Center for Science Education has received a $1.3 million gift from The Hartwell Foundation to establish a residential summer science camp for teens in grades 8, 9, & 10. The campers will be bright, curious, capable students who are still unsure about choosing science as a career path. The camp, a collaboration between the Center and Duke Medicine, will seek to make a life-changing difference early in the lives of young campers by sparking the desire to follow an academic pathway that leads to lifelong involvement in science. For more information and to view the press release, click here.
|RBC Supports Center|
|The Duke Center for Science Education recently received generous support from RBC Corporate to support the Showcase of Science Education coming this Fall. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting venture!
|Duke Science Ed Project Goes Virtual|
|Duke Today's Research Blog features a story on a virtual reality program developed by students in Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom's independent study course in science education. Students Marcel Yang and David McMullen reported to the Visualization Forum about their really cool program to help students learn chemistry--and it's all about alcohol!
|Spotlight on Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Spotlight on Interdisciplinary Studies: The Duke Center for Science Education is highlighted in the July 2008 Spotlight published by the Provost's Office on Interdisciplinary Studies. Read how the Center interweaves faculty research, student education, and community outreach.|
|Program Highlighted in Science Magazine|
The Pharmacology Education Partnership (PEP), a high school curriculum developed by faculty in the Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology and at the NC School of Science & Math, was assessed nationally and published in the Sept.28, 2007 issue of Science Magazine. Details on the paper available here.