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Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale. The laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to do by itself. Through collaborations here and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate, and the cosmos. Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to power innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from high-energy physics and materials science to biology and advanced computer science. Read More

Crash Course Videos

Fantastic online videos for students and teachers on subjects such as: Astronomy, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, U.S. History, World History, Economics, and U.S. Government and Politics. Read More

PhET

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery. Read More

ScienceAlert

Connecting the world with the science that matters. Mission: To fuel the public understanding of science and to celebrate science as a vital part of our culture. Read More

SciTech Connect

SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of two core DOE search engines, the Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect incorporates all of the R&D information from these two products into one search interface. SciTech Connect was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to increase access to science, technology, and engineering research information from DOE and its predecessor agencies. Read More

WISE - Web-based Inquiry Science Environment

WISE Projects engage students in the methods of real scientists. Through various activities and scaffolding tools, students collaborate to explore issues of social importance;: they pose relevant questions and make predictions; they experiment with computational models; they work to evaluate and distinguish discrepant information; and they construct evidence-based explanations through reflection and discussion. From WISE’s inquiry-based projects, students not only learn skills that prepare them to be successful in science, they also learn skills necessary to be responsible, critical thinking citizens. Read More

Innovative Strategies Enhance Undergraduate Engineering Education

Through funding from the State of New Jersey, members of the Stevens faculty have received catalyst grants to improve and enhance undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. This work is accomplished through course redesign and enhancement, development of new tools and methodologies to increase and assess student learning, and development of instructional strategies to foster greater student interaction and engagement in coursework. It is the intention of the funded projects to enhance learning, engagement and persistence of students studying STEM disciplines, particularly during the first two years of study when students are most vulnerable to switch out of STEM majors. Read More

Interviews

First-person accounts of the lives and work of National Academy of Sciences members. One-on-one conversations, scientists talk about what inspired them to pursue the careers they chose and describe some of the most fascinating aspects of their research. Audio and text versions available. Read More

Get Moving With Simple Machines

This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores machines. Middle school teachers can meet many science content standards and build on their students’ elementary knowledge of simple machines by studying these machines in terms of Newton’s laws of motion. In elementary school, students usually learn the different types of simple machines and may understand that simple machines make work easier. Read More

Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, and Physics

A set of five high school science lessons on environmental chemistry and pollution. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu