UTEP faculty part of $1.5M research project
POSTED: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:05pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:23am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Thirty-six juniors from Irvin High School and their family members will attend an orientation for the “Work With A Scientist” Program, which is part of a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1-4pm at Room G.0208B in UTEP’s Chemistry and Computer Science Building.
The students and their families will learn more about the planned collaboration with University of Texas at El Paso faculty members in the education, science and engineering fields during the spring and summer.
They also will get safety training, receive lab coats, protective goggles and a research notebook, be introduced to their program scientists, and tour the research labs.
The study will involve a total of 54 students.
The four-year study will measure the benefits of cogenerative dialogues, an educational innovation that engages and empowers students through higher levels of participation in a less-structured learning environment.
A national “cogens” expert said this was the first cogens study that involved scientists, science educators and high school students.
The goal is to see how this method impacts the number of students who pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in college.