LANL Foundation ISEC Staff And Students Demonstrate Inquiry Science Kits At Roundhouse

LANL Foundation Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) staff and student scientists demonstrated inquiry science kits to visitors at the Santa Fe Capitol Roundhouse this week. Young scientist Jakob Warniment assists New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera with a microscope from the Microworlds science kit. Standing in back from left, ISEC Director of Professional Development and Evaluation Gwen Warniment, LANL Foundation CEO Jenny Parks and ISEC Program Director Dorothy Sanchez. Courtesy photo

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard recognized the success of the Inquiry Science program and ISEC team on the House floor. After four years of implementation, an independent evaluation shows that students in the program have made ‘statistically significant’ improvements in grades 4, 5 and 6 in every subject included in the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment. When compared to students of similar demographics not participating in the program, ISEC students scored an average of 4 to 7 points higher not only in science but also in reading, writing and math. Courtesy photo

Standing from left, Aspen ISEC students Jakob Warniment (6th grade) and Adam Warniment (4th grade), ISEC Program Director Dorothy Sanchez, ISEC Director of Professional Development & Evaluation Gwen Warniment and Science Resource Center Coordinator Bryan Maestas. Courtesy photo

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