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Past National Science and Technology Week materials .... surveys on Y2K and teens and technology .... posters and brochures .... here's a look back at some of the interesting NSF outreach activities from years past

Global Science and Technology Week 2002
Global Science and Technology Week 2001

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National Science & Technology Week 1999

National Science & Technology Week 1998

In cooperation with USAToday, the National Science Foundation has sponsored a number of initiatives designed to increase public awareness of important science, technology and education issues. A recent poll, conducted for USAToday by the Gallup Organization, was directed at learning more about public understanding of issues related to the so called Year 2000 problem.

Survey 1

- December 1998
- Press Release

Survey 2

- March 1999
- Press Release

Survey 3

- August 1999
- Press Release

Survey 4

- November 1999
- Press Release

Survey 5

- December 1999
- Press Release

Teens & Technology
In conjunction with CNN, USA Today, and the National Science Foundation, the Gallup Organization conducted a national survey of 744 children in grades 7 through 12 -- mostly comprised of students in the "teenage" years of 13 to 17. Telephone interviews were conducted from March 20-27, 1997 from Gallup interviewing centers throughout the country. The focus of the survey was on students' familiarity with and use of modern technology, with special attention given to use of computers and the Internet.

Students were selected at random for inclusion in the survey using a stratified nation-wide probability sample. Telephone numbers were randomly drawn from among all eligible residential phone numbers in the continental U.S. using random-digit dialing (RDD) sampling methodology. More...


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