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Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2010), Title, Abstract xxxxx-xxxx presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

HR: 1340h
AN: ED53A-0530 Poster
TI: The Impact of Positive Role Models on the Success of Students Involved in Original Scientific Research
AU: *Danch, J M
EM: sciencejd@aol.com
AF: Colonia High School Science, Woodbridge Township School District, Woodbridge, NJ, USA
AB: To maximize student understanding of the methods of science via performance of authentic scientific research, a mentorship program for middle school students was developed for the 2010 - 2011 school year. A population of 8th grade science students will be selected from a district middle school and be paired with secondary student mentors already conducting individual research as part of a successful preexisting science research program. Students will interact with mentors in a school setting to develop and implement original scientific research projects. Upon completion, students will present their findings at an interscholastic science symposium and/or an in-district science symposium. Students will also receive support from professional scientists at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey through interactive visitations and electronic communication. In an effort to provide diverse role models, mentors from a variety of racial, ethnic, and gender groups will participate. Student success will be evaluated through questionnaires, symposium participation and monitoring of future participation in authentic research programs as participants make the transition from middle to high school.
DE: [0805] EDUCATION / Elementary and secondary education
DE: [0845] EDUCATION / Instructional tools
DE: [0855] EDUCATION / Diversity
SC: Education and Human Resources (ED)
MN: 2010 Fall Meeting