Youth Scientific Literacy
Youth Scientific Literacy Program
The purpose behind my work is to advance youth scientific literacy through systematic and intentional research, development, and outreach efforts. To this end, my applied research and extension efforts have focused principally on two areas: the development, evaluation, and dissemination of science curricula; and the design, evaluation, and distribution of effective professional development models for science educators. I accomplish these tasks through needs assessments, the acquisition of grant funding, and the development and maintenance of multiple campus, county, state, national, and agency-based collaborations that advance my efforts systematically.