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Faculty of Science and high school teachers ASPIRE to collaborate as educators

The Faculty of Science hosted more than 30 secondary school teachers and as many faculty members for workshops in labs, science learning resource centres, and classrooms across campus on Saturday, April 19, for A Science Partnership in Research and Education (ASPIRE).~Teachers took part in equipment demonstrations, first-year lab experiments, research facility tours and one-on-one dialogue with faculty members about curriculum, expectations and the first-year university student experience.

High school teachers said they appreciated the opportunity to see for themselves what’s in store for their students who choose to study science at Windsor and were impressed with the enthusiasm and positive energy of faculty.

Dean of science Rick Caron was delighted with the response of teachers to the event, now in its third year.

“The partnerships forged at an event of this nature are a win-win for teachers, faculty and ultimately the students,” Dr. Caron said. “We have much to offer each other as educators and on-going dialogue is essential to ensuring the success of students at both the secondary and post-secondary level.”

More information on ASPIRE initiatives may be found by following the In the Community link on the Faculty of Science homepage, www.uwindsor.ca/science.

Physics professor Brian Atkinson conducts a demonstration in his Essex Hall lab during Saturday's ASPIRE event.