|[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
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
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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