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Lawrence NorrisLawrence Norris
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In Arlington we implement the TSC via 2 high schools. The TSC is a student-driven, after-school, problem/active-learning (PABL) activity. So we have the advantage of use the schools’ communication mediums which include email, Twitter, the school daily newspaper and video news cast. The students have also used demos in the common area as a way to ‘get the word out’.

So our issue is not so much getting information transmitted, rather how do we get more students to bite on the information. There we appeal to students’ natural curiousity as we try to get them to be self-advocates for (PABL). For instance we are using the National Academy of Engineering’s EssayGirl contest on Sports Engineering to engage every sports team. We also push the connection between science and the arts to engage the musically and artistically inclined. Our goal is to help every student see the science in whatever interests them.