Accession Number:

ADA624891

Title:

Training High School Students in the Scientific Method via Hands On Projects in a Laboratory Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 May 2011-9 Nov 2014

Corporate Author:

PUERTO RICO UNIV HUMACAO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-27

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This final report covers the extension period of this contract from August 1, 2014 to November 14, 2014. During this final period we continued research on conducting and non-conducting polymer nanofibers. Five High School students worked with me during the Summer 2014 and part of the Fall 2014 semester. Most of their research was related to conducing, non-conducting polymers and MoS2. Their work mainly consisted in sample preparation, running the experiments and simple data analysis. Two of these students participated in the High School Science Fairs. The goal was to motivate these students to do some basic research and to choose a career in Science upon graduating from High School.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE