Inquiring Minds

Program Director
Glenn Stevens, Bennett Goldberg
Contact Person
Diana Cheng 
Email
dianasc@bu.edu
Phone
(617) 253-1910
Mailing Address
8 St. Mary's Street, Room 909
Boston MA 02215
Program URL
http://inquiringminds.bu.edu 
In summers 2007, 2008, and 2009, Inquiring Minds held courses offered by Boston University School of Education. The courses in 2009 were Immersion in Green Energy (25 participants) and Immersion in Global Energy Distribution (14 participants). The principal objectives of the courses are to improve K-8 teachers' content knowledge in science, improve their self-efficacy for teaching science, and to improve their understanding of the nature of science. In addition, callback sessions for the teachers are held during the academic school year and are hosted by Northeastern University and Wheelock College.

We also offer field trips to both the Boston University and Northeastern campuses for K-8 students of the participating teachers.
Program Participants
Participating School Districts
Participating BU Schools and Colleges
None
Program Focus
Research Component We have presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching conference.
External Funding Corporation: Stephen Bechtel Fund, Schlumberger Fund
Additional Information We also are being funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education's STEM Pipeline fund from March 2008- August 2010.