STUDENT, TEACHER APPLIED RESEARCH TRAINING (START)

  • Yorio, Thomas (PI)

Project Details

Description

The Student, Teacher Applied Research Training (START) project
incorporates a one-on-one research apprenticeship for high school
students and K-12 teachers, while providing an opportunity for teachers
to develop a science laboratory to incorporate into the science
curriculum in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). This
grant will provide the basis for an interactive partnership of
professional biomedical scientists and their graduate students at the UNT
Health Science Center (HSC) with the teachers and students of the FWISD.
The program involves an interdisciplinary approach utilizing faculty from
the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The program is designed to
accommodate trainees with varied backgrounds by providing a 2 hr twice
weekly course organized to present the basics of some new areas of
biomedical sciences. Students and teachers will work closely with faculty
mentors on ongoing research projects in their laboratories and will be
required to present their findings at the end of the summer in an oral
presentation and written report. HSC faculty will assist teachers in the
development and implementation of a laboratory experiment based on their
summer research experience that is suitable for inclusion into the FWISD
science curriculum. A quarterly in-service science teacher forum will
also be conducted by the program directors in conjunction with the START
teachers for the purpose of continued education and to demonstrate the
laboratory experiments developed by the START teachers for dissemination
district wide. Students, teachers and mentors will evaluate the program
at the end of the summer training period for use in subsequent planning.
This program will provide a stimulus to students to seek careers in
science by introducing them to the scientific method and the excitement
of doing research. Teachers should gain a heightened awareness of the new
areas of biomedical sciences and feel confident in including this
information in their classroom curriculums.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date30/09/9429/09/95