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[November 08, 2012]

Attracting More Students to Pursue STEM Careers

ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Renowned author and science educator Bob Yager has compiled Exemplary Science for Building Interest in STEM Careers, the eighth volume in his Exemplary Science series and a timely new monograph that addresses our country's critical need for producing literate students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Teachers in every grade, K-college, will find the book's 16 chapters filled with examples, creative ideas, and experiences that represent a large number of STEM careers including scientists, engineers, inventors, and education reformers. Many of the chapter authors, expert educators themselves, have enlisted the help of business and industry representatives, emphasizing the more current view of what science is and the importance of collaborative learning. A wide range of chapter topics are covered-from strengthening elementary science instruction to Science Olympiads to opportunities in a research laboratory setting.

One strong message appears throughoutthe book: Focus on student efforts with projects, activities, and problem-solving. As the editor says, "If science is personally experienced, it will attract many more to STEM careers."


About the Editor

Robert E. Yager has authored more than 700 research and policy publications as well as served as editor for all eight volumes of the Exemplary Science series.

You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.

For additional information or to purchase Exemplary Science for Building Interest in STEM Careers, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 290-page book is priced at $29.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $23.96. (Stock # PB192X8, ISBN #978-1-936959-35-8).

The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press produces 20-25 new books each year. Focused on the preK-college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies.


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