April 20, 2004

Touring the Summer Sky

Guest: Jim Kaler.

When you look up at the sky at night, what do you see? Today on Focus, University of Illinois Professor of Astronomy Jim Kaler joins us to tell you exactly what to look for this summer.


April 09, 2004

Why Undergraduate College Students Leave the Sciences

Guest: Elaine Seymour.

Between 40 and 60 percent of students entering college planning to major in science, math, or engineering end up switching to other majors before graduation. Sociologist Elaine Seymour surveyed hundreds of students in an effort to find out why so many initally motivated undergraduates abandon science and engineering majors early in their college careers. She joins us on Focus today from the University of Colorado to share her findings.


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