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Sponsored Research Office

Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students (SELS)

Evaluation Sub-contract

Project Director:


Lawrence Flick

Dr. Robert Ayres

Contact Phone:




503-838-8000 (V/TTY)



Funding Source:


National Science Foundation/Advanced Technological Education

Project Description:

The project Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students (SELS), will use video case studies highlighting the role of science in construction problems as the core of a professional development program with video, print, and web components. The program will utilize an adaptation of a successful instructional model and problems familiar to the construction industry generated in previous ATE/NSF and Department of Education projects showing how to use construction problems for teaching science. The materials will be organized into a complete professional development program and piloted with middle and high school science teachers and community college science and technology faculty. A regional panel of expert community college faculty and high school teachers will serve as paid consultants to serve as a Content Review Panel in the development and testing of these materials.

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