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Ames Laboratory educational programming records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 17/1/6

Scope and Content

This collection (1986-2005, undated) contains reports, correspondence, presentations, and promotional materials related to the Ames Laboratory Science Education program. These materials document efforts to develop science programs aimed at the K-12 curriculum and other programs designed to encourage more students of color to pursue science and engineering as a career.

Dates

  • 1986-2005, undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

In 1991, Lynn W. Glass proposed a cooperative Science Education program jointly administered by the Ames Laboratory and the Iowa State University Department of Curriculum and Instruction (a department that later became part of the School of Education). The goal of the program was to enhance the quality of education in fields such as biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. Based on these goals, the Ames Laboratory developed a number of educational programs, workshops, and internships aimed at improving the K-12 science curriculum. Adventures in Supercomputing, the Summer Student Trainee Program, and the Kids Network Teacher Institute were just some of these programs. Faculty and staff involved in developing the programs were also interested in increasing diversity in the science fields and programs such as Science Bound and the Advanced Industrial Materials Program on Minority Education specifically addressed these concerns.

The Ames Laboratory Science Education program continues to offer internships and programming for all levels of science education curriculum. Administration of Science Bound is now under the School of Education.

Extent

1.05 Linear Feet (2 document boxes and 1 half-document box)

Abstract

Ames Laboratory began offering K-12 programming for science education starting in the early 1990s. These program were jointly administered by Ames Laboratory and the Iowa State University Department of Curriculum and Instruction (later part of the School of Education). Programs include Science Bound, Adventures in Supercomputing, the Summer Student Trainee Program, the Kids Network Teacher Institute, and the Advanced Industrial Materials Program on Minority Education. This collection contains reports, correspondence, presentations, and promotional materials related to the Ames Laboratory Science Education program.

Arrangement

This collection (1986-2005, undated) is arranged alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 18/1/3. Iowa State University. Institute for Physical Research and Technology records. - Science Bound, 1978-2013

Title
RS 17/1/6. Ames Laboratory educational programming records, 1986-2005, undated
Date
May 9, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
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Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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