Increased interest and performance by students occurred as they equated experiences in the classroom to non-classroom environments. Increased opportunity for a collaborative environment, which fosters experimentation, discovery and problem solving, was indicated as necessary to nurture and produce more future teachers and scientists.
The Dr. Ronald E. McNair Educational (DREME) Science Literacy Foundation includes educational programs designed to provide for diverse approaches to teaching and learning science, mathematics, and technology. These approaches range from full class to one-on-one instruction, mentoring, field trips, laboratory hands-on usage and assembly of materials and equipment. Programs include teacher workshops, summer academy/camps for youth, science contests, and support to various science related projects.
Programs of the DREME Science Literacy Foundation encompass elementary through high school grades, and college. There is emphasis to include encouragement to under-served minority and female participation in particular, as well as, any youth with a remote to intense interest in science.