Students share their results from a hands-on chemistry session. Photo: Edward J. Delong
Scientific Creativity: The Legacy of Science Education in Southwest Missouri
The project documents segments of the 1999
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics
Conference held on the campus of Southwest Missouri State
University. Photographs and interviews with scientists,
educators, parents, and students are included. Students who
attended earlier conferences and were influenced to pursue
science and mathematics are also documented. The history of
the conference, now 25 years old, is documented with newspaper
clippings, personal stories, and promotional material. A
broader focus looks at the history of science education and
the teaching of future scientists in Springfield since the
teachers' college was established in 1905. University and
historical society archives provide background, and interviews
with emeritus science faculty and alumni are included.
Originally submitted by: Christopher S. Bond, Senator.
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.