ISB´s mission stresses educational innovation that increases young students´ interest and achievement in science and math. Assistant Professor Nitin Baliga, PhD. is a prime example of this leadership. Taking a hands-on approach to science education, Baliga and colleagues have developed inquiry and systems-based science kits that engage students and facilitate their use of research tools used by scientists today.
The Ecological Networks kit, which introduces the concept of biological networks through exercises involving cellular phone networks and a case study, was recently certified by Washington State Leadership for Assistance in Education Reform (LASER). The educational kit is now featured in a science curriculum database and in the LASER Instructional Materials Showcase, which presents exemplary, researched-based instructional materials developed under meticulous guidelines. You can learn more about the kit and about LASER by going to the following websites.