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Cultural Center

Hofstra University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Hofstra University Department of Curriculum and Teaching

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Hofstra Cultural Center

Building a Scientifically Literate Population and Workforce for the 21st Century

Thursday and Friday, March 15 and 16, 2007

This conference featured speakers on science and science education who addressed the cutting-edge issues of creating a scientific and engineering workforce for this century. We welcomed anyone interested in both the public understanding of science and the professional engagement of individuals in scientific careers. A special welcome was extended to teachers, instructors and professors engaged in preparing the scientific workforce for this century. A wide variety of professional organizations in the sciences and in science education are focusing on scientific literacy. This conference was intended to complement traditional conferences by crossing traditional disciplinary barriers.

Confirmed speakers include Rob DeSalle (American Museum of Natural History), Donald Lubowich (Hofstra University), Matthew Pappas (Suffolk Community College), Jay Pasachoff (Williams College) and George Thurston (Rochester Institute of Technology). We also have provisional acceptances from Linda Froschuaer (President of the National Science Teachers Association) and Vita Rabinowitz (Acting Provost, Hunter College).

A schedule of events can be found in the Registration Program.

For questions and more information contact:

Harold M. Hastings
Professor of Physics and Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Hofstra University
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