Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science

CHAPTER 2: VALUE

Resources

6. Guide for Finding Scientists

Here are some ideas for places to find scientists who might speak or otherwise communicate with your class:

Contact places that employ scientists:

  • Colleges or universities in the area (call science departments directly; many have speaker’s bureaus)
  • University extension offices
  • Medical clinics and hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Government agencies: water and sewer districts, forest preserves, safety investigators, forensic scientists
  • Nature Centers
  • Museums
  • Industries: food, energy, agriculture, computing,

Contact professional organizations for scientists to find members in your area.

Call American Chemical Society to find a chemistry ambassador in your area

Search the COPUS members by your state to find organizations interested in educating the public about the relevance of science

Adopt a Physicist Program - physics classes can participate in a discussion with a physicist for three weeks

Biology speaker data base with zip code search

Guide for Finding Scientists: Downloadable pdf.