Date: August 2005
Read about the FunWorks in the Vocational Training News (VTN), one of the premier publications for career and technical education practitioners on school-to-work, job training and vocational education issues. The August 2005 issue features The FunWorks on page 7. Download the full article here.
Date: July 2005
From the NSTA Express: "Every few weeks in the NSTA Express we feature a promising new (or not so new) idea, strategy, and/or innovative program in science and math education that we think merits the attention of more than 200,000 NSTA Express readers. Three hundred middle school students from around the country worked on the Funworks website, created by the Education Development Center to link students' interests and hobbies to future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The site - chock full of graphics, photos, interactive games and more - can also be a wealth of information for guidance counselors, teachers, and parents." Read full article at: http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2005_07_18.htm#4
Date: June 2005
Three hundred middle school students from around the country worked on a new website created to link their interests and hobbies to future careers. The new site is offering online resources that cater to ages 11-15, seeking information about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Read full article at: http://www.publiceducation.org/NewsBlast/Jun05/jun25.htm
A seventh grade student in a rural middle school is looking for ways to combine his love of art with his curiosity about computers. A young girl from East Texas searches for more information about the clothes that astronauts wear for an industrial design project. A boy in an urban neighborhood wants to follow up on a recent science lesson by learning more about amoebas... Read full article at: http://eec.edc.org/spotlight/funworks.asp