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Fox, Cecilia M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
Three local colleges in the Lehigh Valley collaborate on a service-learning project called Brain Awareness Day to enhance neuroscience literacy among the public regarding the functions of the brain and benefits of brain research. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Service Learning, Brain, Learning Experience, Literacy
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DeLorenzo, Ronald – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Presents a simple, 10-item quiz designed to make students aware that they must learn laboratory safety. The items include questions on acid/base accidents, several types of fire extinguishers, and safety glassses. Answers and some explanations are included. (DH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Zoller, Uri – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
The Individualized Eclectic Examination is described. The format, design, and philosophy of the examination that emphasizes problem solving are discussed. Sample questions, student projects, and an illustration of the implementation of the exam are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Science and Society
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Seymour, Elaine – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
This three-year survey of undergraduates (n=330) in science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) majors indicates that a large proportion of those who switch from SME majors acknowledge difficulties that arise from structural and cultural sources rather than from personal inadequacy. Those who persevere make effective use of situational resources…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Career Change