UAlbany Professor Elected Chair of Prestigious Association
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989
The principal investigator of a five-year National Science Foundation
initiative to improve the teaching of science in several Capital Region
school districts has been elected chair of the education section of
the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Audrey B. Champagne, a professor with joint appointments in the Department
of Educational Theory and Practice and the Department of Chemistry at
the University at Albany, begins her three-year term in the AAAS post
in February. The AAAS is the world's largest general science organization,
with 138,000 members and 275 affiliated societies, and it is also publisher
of the peer-reviewed journal Science.
Champagne's work with local school districts, titled the Local Systemic
Change Project, is funded by a $3 million NSF grant. It supports professional
development for grade K-8 science teachers in the Capital Region Science
Education Partnership, which is a collaboration among UAlbany and four
local school districts - Schenectady, Bethlehem, Burnt Hills-Ballston
Lake, and Watervliet.
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January 12, 2001
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