On April 29, 2009 colleagues and students of Cecily Selby, leaders in school and out-of-school science teaching, gathered to celebrate their passion for the sciences and their successes in communicating them to others. They shared best practices in presenting science in artistic, technological, environmental, meteorological, community, and personal contexts. Their common objective: to open sci-tech literary and access to jobs and careers in science to all.
Dr. Selby brought her experience as a research biophysicist, college teacher, school principal, and director of corporate enterprises when she joined New York University as Professor of Science Education in 1984. She spearheaded the dramatic growth of the program in the ‘80s and continues to support the program as an Affiliate Scholar. In 1983 Dr. Selby co-chaired the New York State and National Science Board commissions on K-12 science, mathematics and technology education, which produced the landmark NSB Report, Educating Americans for the Twenty-First Century.
Powerpoint Presentation: Science and Art intersect and communicate science process and inquiry
Powerpoint Presentation: Science and Art: Tiaras Meet Quilts
Powerpoint Presentation: Technology and Gender: How did it acquire the “macho” flavor?
Video Presentation Informal Science Education: Why Local TV Matters
Written Responses to the Questions for the Cecily Selby Symposium
Julia Selby Comments: Prepared prior to the meeting
Opening Remarks: Pamela Fraser-Abder, Welcome to the Symposium
Closing Remarks: LINKING SCIENCE AND SOCITY