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A Recipe for Invention
Scientist (and Engineer) Biographies
Traci E. Morris
In this case study, designed to help break down stereotypes about scientists and engineers, students research the personal and professional lives of researchers in their field. The case was designed for use in high school to graduate courses in a variety of scientific disciplines, including molecular biology, biochemistry, geology, chemistry, psychology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and anthropology. In the teaching notes, the authors provide lists of scientists for each of these disciplines as well as suggestions for classroom activities that can be used in various combinations to build on the students’ biographical research.
|Keywords:||Famous scientists; engineers; inventors; biography; sociology of science|
|Topical Area:||History of science, Women in science|
|Educational Level:||High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate|
|Type/Method:||Discussion, Student Presentations|
|Subject Headings:||Science (General) Chemistry (General) Medicine (General) Biology (General) Anthropology Engineering (General) Geology Physics Psychology Mathematics Computer Science Molecular Biology Science Education|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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