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Emory's SURE Program Trains Future Scientists

6-30-99

Atlanta, Ga.For the 10th consecutive year, Emory University's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is providing valuable hands-on scientific research experience for 75 college and university students from across the country, mainly from groups underrepresented in the sciences. During the course of 10 weeks, each participant conducts an independent research project under the supervision of an Emory faculty member.

Back-To-School, May 1999, Saving For College Should Be Top Priority For Parents

5-1-99

Atlanta, Ga.The situation is frustrating, but Julia Perreault, director of financial aid at Emory University, sees it all the time. Parents who've saved money faithfully for their child's college education find out that another family, with the same annual income but no savings, is eligible for more financial aid than they are, says Perreault, who recognizes the perceived savings disincentive built into the current system.

Back-To-School, May 1999, Self-Beliefs Critical In Academic Success, Says Emory Professor

5-1-99

Atlanta, Ga.Self-beliefs play a critical role in academic success, according to Frank Pajares, associate professor of educational studies at Emory University. Also the co-author of the forthcoming book "Self-Beliefs and School Success," Pajares offers the following advice for parents and students to maximize success:

Back-To-School, May 1999, Emory Professor Co-Authors New Book On 'The Failed Promise Of The American High School'

5-1-99

Atlanta, Ga.The shortcomings of American high school education have been part of the national angst for so long, it's hard to imagine when or how the system went astray. Emory University education professor Jeffrey Mirel and University of Michigan colleague David Angus think they know, and they want to make sure that the nation is not ignorant of its educational history, nor doomed to repeat it.

Back-To-School, May 1999, Emory Educator Helps Teachers Relate To Parents From Other Cultures

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Atlanta, Ga.Emory Educator Helps Teachers Relate To Parents From Other Cultures The problem with teachers and parents, says Emory University's Jacqueline Irvine, is that too often they have the same basic values but don't understand how to work together.

Back-To-School, May 1999, Emory Outreach Programs Working To Help Improve K-12 Education

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Atlanta, Ga.Science Outreach Efforts at Emory Target K-12 Students: Emory University is helping to boost student interest and achievement in science on the K-12 level with outreach programs-many in partnership with several institutions in the Atlanta area. After years of programs aimed at women and minorities across the country, growth among women studying and pursuing careers in science has been improving steadily at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while participation among some minorities, particularly African Americans and Hispanics, remains flat, according to Pat Marstellar, director of Hughes Science Initiatives at Emory. Three programs targeting this problem include:


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