(April 13, 2012) Once seen as the cradle of knowledge for scientists and engineers around the world, the
has fallen behind other first world countries in science and technology education. Schools today face the challenge of preparing students in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The challenge is even greater as minority, low-income and female student populations grow – students who schools have traditionally underserved. Rodolfo Andres Urby is one teacher who has seen a transformation. A high school physics teacher and robotics club coach at a high-poverty, high minority school, he shares the story of how his school is becoming STEM focused. Rodolfo is interviewed by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D.Send comments to
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Minority Women in Science: Forging the Way (student workbook and teacher guide)
Includes profiles of seven minority women scientists who have surmounted barriers to forge the way for themselves and future scientist, science lessons, and life skills lessons for the classroom.
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