These questions addressed various topics such as how to attract good teachers to the field, teacher training, curriculum issues, standards, industry workforce needs, and the NJAS role.
How the NJAS can more effectively contribute to science education.
The principal findings of the NJAS conference are related to the following three areas: core curriculum, change, and communication/coordination.
The purpose of the NJAS is to stimulate science education and research statewide.
A general consensus of the conference participants is that the NJAS is well positioned to serve the scientific community in New Jersey and should play a more active role in improving the state's scientific infrastructure.
In response to the conference findings, the NJAS has begun to develop an integrated action plan to increase its role in enhancing the scientific infrastructure statewide.