Identifying the Impetus for K-12 Outreach and Engagement
  • Erin L. Dolan
Part of the Mentoring in Academia and Industry book series (MAI, volume 1)

With enhanced public accessibility of scientific information, increased demand for a scientifically literate workforce and citizenry, stipulations from funding agencies to broaden the impact of science research, and changing reward systems at universities, scientists are looking for ways to engage the public in their work. Collaborations with K-12 students and teachers provide a systemic way to enhance students' interest in, attitudes toward, and understanding of science while contributing to the professional development of teachers and scientists alike.


Science Teacher Postdoctoral Fellow American Physical Society Melinda Gate Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
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  • Erin L. Dolan
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  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry Fralin Center Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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