Accession Number:

ADA310875

Title:

DoD Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program for High-School Students

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Apr 1994-31 Mar 1995

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

In the spring of l994 the guidance counselors of five local high schools were asked to recommend outstanding college-bound students who they thought would benefit most from our program. Nine students were selected to participate starting in the summer 1994 and four during the school year, two of whom were from the summer program. Our student group consisted of two seniors, five juniors and four exceptional sophomores. The departure from our past concentration on seniors was motivated by our desire to expose students to science and scientific methodology at an earlier age. This report contains background information concerning the students who were selected. Students spent a total of 30 hours per week with the program for 10 weeks in summer and 10-20 hours per week during the school year. They participated in the research program via data handling and data processing with the aid of computer operated equipment, and in enrichment activities during the summer including lectures, laboratory demonstrations, scientific films, a formal course and a weekly discussion session on the history of science using the book COMING OF AGE IN THE MIlKY WAY by Timothy Ferris.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE