Cathy Farrar

About Me (Bio)
Cathy Farrar is a co-PI on the grant and the Science Department Chair at Normandy High School (MO) in the Normandy School District. She has taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Forensics. Currently, she is enrolled at the UMSL as a Doctoral student in the Teaching and Learning Division of the College of Education.
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.