Principal Investigators of the Month June 2005
Eda Davis-Butts and SueAnn Bottoms
OSU Science and Math Investigative
Learning (SMILE) Program
Family Math & Science Night
Elementary Outdoor Science
A High School SMILE Student
About Program Personnel:
Functioning as a means of taking students from 4th to 12th grade and ultimately into post-secondary education, SMILE conducts a year-round schedule of activities designed to provide hands-on science experience, strengthen students' knowledge, and raise students' academic and career aspirations. OSU research faculty, graduate students, and SMILE's professional staff provide scientific and pedagogic expertise, access to equipment, mentoring, professional development for teachers, and administrative support; the schools provide energetic students and dedicated teachers.
SMILE Clubs meet weekly throughout the school year for enrichment math and science activities designed to build a cohort of interested in and excited abouting going to college. Each club accommodates about 20 students and is facilitated by two of the school’s teachers. Clubs also take regional field trips and attend the SMILE Program’s annual college-connection events.
Accolades from Former OSU President Paul Risser:
Congratulations to all the SMILE staff on the accomplishments of this program and thank you for the contributions it brings to the university