NetSci High Student Retrospective 2012-13

in #DataNetSciK20, Multimedia
June 2nd, 2013

In preparation for our talk “NetSci High: An Infrastructure for Advancing Science Education”, a subset of participating students recorded video of their academic year research nearing conclusion. We hope you enjoy it!

This work is part of the Network Science in Education satellite conference of the NetSci Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 3, 2013.

In our talk, we present recent advances towards building a rich and sustainable infrastructure supporting network science concepts, tools and thinking in mainstream science education K-16. We discuss our experiences with “NetSci High” which provides rich year-round opportunities for high school students research teams working in partnering research labs. Our approach is to utilize network science as a critical pathway to 21st Century skills, including use and understanding of large-scale data, real-world computer programing, the vanishing barrier between science disciplines and intersection of art, music, politics, security and science. In so doing, students gain perspective on how our complex world is connected (sometimes working together and sometimes not), an important step towards cultivating awareness in young minds.