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Goals.....................................   

The primary goal of the project is

to increase the number of students overall and the number of students of underrepresented groups majoring in the sciences and mathematics.  This goal directly addresses two of  NASA's long-term outcomes.  First, the project seeks to increase the number of degrees in science earned by students who have historically been underrepresented in NASA-related fields.  Second, the project aims to prepare greater numbers of these students who ultimately will gain employment in space-related industries.

                                   ..................................and Objectives

To reach the overall goal of this project, the faculty team will strive 

to improve student learning and satisfaction in their coursework.

to revise the curriculum in order to strengthen the connections between disciplines.

to develop a mutually supportive community of science and mathematics faculty.

 

..........Strategies to be used by the faculty team

 

Faculty will incorporate hands-on, interactive teaching techniques. See Best Practices.

Because Space Science by its nature is interdisciplinary, it is the ideal unifying concept upon which connections between disciplines will be built. 

Courses will include an increased use of technology with new equipment being utilized within the laboratory.

 

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Infusing Space Science Into a Science Core Curriculum Through a Community of Scholars

Text of this page 2002 The NASA/UNCF Project, Northeastern Illinois University.   Last updated March 3, 2004.