Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 3 of 3

Full-Text Articles in Education

Comets And The Origin Of Life, Carl Sagan Oct 1991

Comets And The Origin Of Life, Carl Sagan

James R. Thompson Leadership Lectures

Dr. Carl Sagan is the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and the Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking and Voyager expeditions to the planets, for which he received numerous awards including the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. His scientific research has enhanced mankind's understanding of the greenhouse effect on Venus, dust storms on Mars, the origin of life, and the search for life elsewhere.

Dr. Sagan is author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books, including The Dragons of Eden for ...


1990-91 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1991

1990-91 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Annual Reports

On June 11,1990, following a year of community discussions, extensive research and intensive planning, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy unveiled a revolutionary strategic plan for its future. The plan, which received unanimous support from the board of trustees, included strategies in ten areas: curriculum; assessment of student achievement; teaching; business, research and educational partnerships; recruitment and support of a diverse student population; private sector funding; marketing/communications; integration of academic and residential life; organizational structure; and personal and professional growth for faculty and staff.


Imsa 1991-92 Profile, Office Of College And Academic Counseling Jan 1991

Imsa 1991-92 Profile, Office Of College And Academic Counseling

IMSA Profile

"The need to understand how the universe works is fundamental to human nature. It is also essential for safely managing the human future; but foolishly, we have designed a society based on science and technology in which hardly anyone understands science and technology. This is a clear prescription for disaster.

Our future depends on producing and encouraging highly competent, ethically responsible young scientists, as well as a much greater scientific literacy in the general public.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, is dedicated to meeting this challenge...

It is a gift from the people of Illinois to ...