The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Institute (STEM) and the Raytheon Corporation present:

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars at UMass Amherst


-       Designed for teachers in grades 5-9.

-       Five Saturdays in the 2002 spring term; 8:30-1.

-       No charge; free refreshments, educational materials

-       Advance registration is required; capacity is limited

-       Teachers completing the program will receive 20 PDP’s.

-       An option to register for 3 graduate credits at reduced cost with additional readings and activities


Registration: Eugenie Harvey,, 413-545-1290.

Questions: Mort Sternheim,, 413-545-1908.

More information:


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Feb. 9. Teaching About Bioterrorism. Randy Phillis (Biology), Steve Goodwin (Microbiology) The basic biology behind bioterrorism, including the use of microorganisms in the classroom, responding to and interpreting information about bioterrorism in the media, and role playing around the issues that may arise in the classroom.


Mar. 2. Polymers All Around Us. Tom Russell and Sam Gido (Polymer Science)


Mar.16. The World in Motion: The Return of the Raytheon Engineers!  Mike Sarcione and other engineers return with more hands-on engineering activities from The World in Motion.  This kit, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is available free to classroom teachers.


Mar. 23. What do Our Students Know? Allan Feldman (Education) and Chris Emery (Amherst Regional High School). A further discussion of assessment and frameworks.


Mar. 30.  Seeing the Light: Explorations in Fundamental Optics. Guy Blaylock (Physics). Some basic principles and some less basic applications.


May 11.  Last session for those registered for graduate credit.