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Summer science centers to provide high school students with both laboratory and research experience were proposed at the annual meeting of the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools yesterday.
More than 1000 delegates from colleges and secondary chools met in Boston to discuss college admissions, science teaching and the challenge of Russian education. Mrs. Wilma A. Kerby-Miller, Dean of Instruction at Radcliffe, presided.
The summer science program worked successfully at the Loomis School in Connecticut, in a seven-week course given last summer, Howard E. Norris, science chairman at Loomis, stated. In this center, 24 students worked on research projects, under the direction of scientists or engineers in their particular fields.
Aside from broadening their experience in particular scientific fields, the experiment gave the boys a "cooperative feeling for scientific work," Norris said. He suggested that such Centers be established wherever educational and industrial facilities are available. Norris concluded that such a pre-college program would help answer the need for increased emphasis on science.
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