Nancy Singer


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Dr. Nancy Singer, Assistant Professor at UMSL, taught English and journalism for 14 years at both the middle and high school levels. Currently, she co-directs the English Education program at UMSL, co-directs the Gateway Writing Project, and teaches graduate courses in composition. In addition, Dr. Singer has worked as a professional journalist.
University of Missouri-St. Louis

This project aims to develop, pilot, and evaluate a model of instruction that advances the scientific literacy of high school students by involving them in science journalism, and to develop research tools for assessing scientific literacy and engagement. We view scientific literacy as public understanding of and engagement with science and technology, better enabling people to make informed science-related decisions in their personal lives, and participate in science-related democratic debates in public life.