Eariler today, the NSF issued a press release announcing the publication of book which is meant to be used as a learning resource for “teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and administrators who want to see how research has identified hands-on learning that works.” The book is titled “New Formulas for America’s Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering” and catalogues 211 NSF-funded research projects that examined inquiry-based methods and techniques for studying science and technology in the classroom. Although this publication stems from NSF’s efforts to make science and engineering more accessible to women and minorities, NSF reports that the usefulness of the information contained within is not limited by gender, race or other factors.
The publication is available in bound and printed form as well as on compact disc. Either of these formats may be ordered via the Web at www.nsf.gov/home/orderpub.htm. The printed version’s document number is NSF 03-207 and the compact disk document number is NSF 03-208.
The publication is also available electronically in the portable document format (pdf) and may be downloaded at the following website: www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03207/start.htm.