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Seminars on Education

A collection of interesting seminars, presentations and lectures from various institutions relevant to this field.

1. Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science - Mar 2008
Spurred by such real-world challenges as global warming, Carl Wieman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has transformed his curiosity about improving science education into a vocation. Wieman is convinced that science education must be improved, not simply to inspire and train the next generation of scientists, but to educate a citizenry "to make wise decisions on tough questions."
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT World)

2. Let Nurture Take Its Course: Diversifying the Talent Pool for Science and Engineering - Nov 2003
Dr. Shirley Malcom, head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, American Assoiation for the Advancement of Science, presented this talk as part of the Caltech Presidential Lecture Series on Achieving Diversity in Science, Math, and Engineering. She is nationally recognized for her leadership on issues facing underrepresented minorities and women in the sciences and engineering.
(California Institute of Technology: Caltech Today)

3. Post-Affirmative Action Challenges to Diversity in Higher Education - May 2003
Dr. Richard Tapia, the Noah Harding Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Director of the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education at Rice University, presented this talk as part of the Caltech Presidential Lecture Series on Achieving Diversity in Science, Math, and Engineering. Known for his research in computational and mathematical sciences, Tapia also leads efforts to increase educational opportunities for minorities and women in the math, science, and engineering.
(California Institute of Technology: Caltech Today)

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