FOSEP Seminar- Eisenstein: "K-12 Math and Science Education: A Scientist meets Reality"

Start Date/Time: Thursday, December 04, 2008, 1:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Thursday, December 04, 2008, 2:30 PM
Location: Hitchcock 132

The Forum on Science Ethics & Policy (FOSEP) presents:

*Robert Eisenstein*

"K-12 Math and Science Education: A Scientist meets Reality"

Robert Eisenstein is the founder of the Santa Fe Alliance for Science (http://www.sfafs.org). Robert Eisenstein is a retired physicist and has spent many years on the physics faculties of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois. Additionally, he spent more than a decade at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, worked at CERN, and was president of the Santa Fe Institute. At NSF, he played a significant role in organizing the partnership of the United States and the Large Hadron Collider project and was instrumental in the implementation of the "broader impacts" criterion for NSF grant applications. Sponsored in part by the Molecular and Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Training Program and the Department of Physics.