Wendy Saul

Professional Title
Endowed Professor
About Me (Bio)
Dr. Wendy Saul, PI on the grant, serves as the Allan B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Professor of Education and International Studies at UMSL. For the past 20 years she has received continuous NSF funding to support her work on science-literacy connections and she writes and teaches about this area of inquiry. A book based on the "Science Literacy through Science Journalism" Grant, "Front-Page Science: Engaging Teens in Science Literacy," (Saul, Kohnen, Newman and Pearce) was published by NSTA in 2012.
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.