SB 0880 Creates Missouri Engineering and Science Academy and summer program for science teachers at UMR
LR Number:3726S.01I Fiscal Note:3726-01
Last Action:02/27/02 - Hearing Cancelled S Education Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 880 - This act creates science education programs at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). A new Section 172.880 establishes the Missouri Engineering and Science Academy for high school students with a high ability and interest in math and science. The Academy curriculum will by developed by UMR faculty and the program will be managed and funded through UMR.

A new Section 172.883 establishes a science summer program at UMR for in-service science teachers to enhance their understanding of the impact of natural resource development and land use changes in Missouri. The act specifies program goals. The program will be taught, managed and funded by UMR. Participation in the program can be included in a teacher's Career Ladder development plan, if approved by the school board.

This act is substantially similar to SB 108 (2001).