Sunday, March 5, 2017

Organize Your Biographical Research

Each time you do research, save what you have on your flash drive.

In preparing an article on a famous Christian in STEM you will have to visit one than one website. You may copy and paste information into your document, but you will have to rewrite the text using your own words. Below is an outline. Use it!

Introductory material
Include dates of birth and death; information about the person's family, nationality, and significant events of the person's childhood.

Education and preparation
Include information about the education, training, early jobs, and people who influenced this Christian in STEM.

Contributions in STEM
Include what this person is famous for accomplishing. What did this person contribute in the field?  Mention specific findings, discoveries, events. If something was named by this person or for this person, be sure to include that information. For example, the "farad" is named for Faraday.

Awards, Recognition, and Prizes
Include any awards or special recognition received during the person's lifetime or after death (posthumously awarded). Recognition might come in the form of a statue of the person placed in a public location.

Marriage and Later Life
Include information about the later life of this person. Who did they marry? Where did they live? Who were their children?  Did any of the children follow in the parent's footsteps as a scientist or a mathematician?

Religious Affiliation and Christian Faith
How do we know that this person believed in Jesus Christ? Look for quotes that might tell us. Look for what was engraved on the person's gravestone.

Death and burial
Where was the person buried? Find a picture of the person's grave stone, as in this article. If this person did in the 20th century, look of an obituary for the person. The obituaries often provide important information about the person and their Christian faith.

To understand what you are to do, read some articles written by students:

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