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Science Research Workshop for High School Science Teachers

LIU Post
June 25 – June 28, 2012
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Continuing Education

High School Science Teachers: Give Your Students Every Advantage

  • Is your high school science program as successful as it should be?
  • Are you interested in exposing your students to new areas of research?
  • Do you want to help your students prepare for national science competitions such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Siemens Math, Science & Technology Competition?
  • Wondering how to best set up networking opportunities for your students with renowned researchers?
  • Wish you and your students had access to cutting edge, peer-reviewed science journals?

The four-day professional-development Science Research Workshop at LIU Post will provide high school science teachers with the tools they need to build on their current science program, including a practical understanding of how to guide students through the research process, whether it is for a science fair project or for their studies. This unique seminar will take a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to the scientific process that actually teaches educators the skills of science and research and how to bring them into their classrooms, making learning exciting for their students.

Topics covered will include:

  • The research process for high school science students
  • How to find and correspond with research mentors at universities
  • The makeup of a successful high school research program
  • Library research resources
  • How to prepare students for a science fair

Participants will have access to the LIU Post library website for an entire year so both teachers and students can readily access scientific articles and journals, allowing educators to implement what they in the workshop.
Workshops will be taught by LIU Post faculty and invited guests -- distinguished scholars who are engaged in active research and are familiar with student research projects. LIU Post faculty include:

Dr. Matthew Draud, professor of biology and chairman, Department of Biology
Dr. Nancy Frey, associate professor of psychology
Lawrence Kirschenbaum, associate professor, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library
Dr. Luis Martinez, assistant professor of biomedical sciences 
Dr. Karin Melkonian, associate professor of biology
Dr. Barbara Shorter, professor of nutrition
Dr. Stephen Tettelbach, associate professor of biology


Details: Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $300 if the class is taken through the LIU Post School of Continuing Education, $1,028 if it is taken as a one-credit graduate course.

Students can register for the workshop as a one-credit graduate course or as a continuing education course. The capstone project for the graduate course parallels the workshop content.
LIU Post is located at 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville, N.Y.

For more information click here or contact Dr. Jennifer Snekser at (516) 299-3040 or email