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Chat Live with BreakThrough Scientists

During the months of February, March, and April of 1996, the Scholastic Network hosted a series of live chats with scientists featured in the BreakThrough series. You can view transcripts from past online discussions below. If you'd like to connect to the Scholastic Network, you must first become a member of America Online. Find out more by calling 1-800-246-2986.

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K12 students from all over the world send in questions - Swarthmore College math students love to answer. And be assured, the Math Doctor is careful to reply as quickly as possible.

The Mad Scientists Network
A "collective crania of scientists from around the world, fielding questions from as many people in as many places." Browse the list of recently posted questions and answers or the Mad Scientist archives. Better yet, ask a question of your own!

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Hewlett-Packard Email Mentor Program
There are currently 350 active mentor relationships between HP employees and K-12 students and teachers. The program provides professional mentor relationships for students, as well as guidance in critical reading, writing, math, science, and technology skills. Teachers interested in using Internet resources in the classroom should also connect.

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MAES Magazine Professional Profiles
The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) features stories about people in all areas of science and engineering in their online magazine.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Historical profiles of the many contributions to the advancement of science and engineering by African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians. Also included is information about present-day participation and leadership in the scientific disciplines.

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