Precollege science education is an issue with profound import for the future of our country. An effective program requires the active participation of the scientific community. Thirty-one scientists and engineers from 14 states representing a number of disciplines and institutions (government laboratories, industry, and universities) met on the Caltech campus March 7–13 for a working conference on this issue. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) and hosted by Jerome Pine and Jim Bower of Caltech.