|COLLEGE RESEARCH AND MENTORING PROGRAM No. 3|
A. Name of Program: Educational Services Program (ESP)
B. Target Audience: Precollege Students, Teachers, and Parents
C. Date of Implementation: 1990 - PRESENT
D.Funding Source(s): National Science Foundation (NSF, Grant# HRD-9108590), Louisiana Stimulus for Excellence in Research (LaSER), the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR, Grant# N00014-93-1-1368), the Physics Laboratories of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, Grant# 2T1014), NASA-USRP, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE, Grant#), and SUBR
E. Brief Program Description (Including Objectives and Expected Outcomes):
The Educational Services Program (ESP) provides a host of services to the educational community. The diverse services include the following:
(1) Precollege information services: (a) presentations to K-12 grade students on the power law of performance and the needed educational background for various career options; (b) workshops for teachers and/or counselors on reforrn-guided teaching and learning, advisement, or proposal development.
(2) Learning support services for undergraduates, including daily 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. tutoring.
(3) The publication of reviews, new knowledge ("Cognitive Condensation" and 'IA Paradigm of Education" in Education Vol. 115, No. 1 - Fall 1994), and newsletters (INFOBIT) to inform local and national education stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, counselors, policymakers, funding organizations, etc.)