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561-702-3987, challe@fau.edu

         

FAU’s Department of Ocean Engineering to Help Local High Schools Enhance their Math and Science Programs

BOCA RATON , FL (June 21, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Ocean Engineering is offering a professional workshop for local high school teachers to assist them in enhancing their math and science programs.

The teacher workshop is a means to explore high school math and science curriculum and to discover an effective means of collaboration between high schools and universities.   The participants will go through a project-oriented workshop that will end with a discussion session that includes principals and school board members.

“This workshop is an exciting opportunity,” said Ocean Engineering Professor Edgar An.  “It will help in-service high school teachers to integrate a hands-on experience into their math and science teaching.”

Fifteen high school teachers from Palm Beach and Broward counties have been invited to participate in the workshop, which will be held at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, with one day at the Dania Beach Seatech campus, from June 25 – 29, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The workshop is partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).   Results of the workshop and discussion will be compiled into a report that will be submitted to the NSF for further development.

For more information or to find out about joining in a discussion session, contact Dr. Edgar An in the Department of Ocean Engineering at 561-297-2459 or 954-924-7231, or e-mail ean@oe.fau.edu.

-FAU-

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