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  • Date: 02/15/2019
    Resource Category: Report
    This document provides an overview of the STEM Ambassador Program and accomplishments from the project's first three years. ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This is the STEM Ambassador Program poster presented at 2019 NSF AISL PI Meeting. The STEM Ambassador Program guides scientists to engage outside traditional informal STEM education (ISE) venues to connect to those who cannot or do not access science in traditional ways. ... »
  • Date: 02/10/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This workshop series, convened by the Kavli, Rita Allen, Packard and Moore Foundations, was intended to view the entire system of people who support scientists’ engagement and communication efforts in order to explore how this system can be most effective and sustainable. The discussions examined where this system is thriving, the limits people ... »
  • Date: 11/06/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    This summative evaluation report presents findings and lessons learned on the STEM Ambassadors project. The STEM Ambassadors project, funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, combines elements of existing programs designed to engage STEM professionals with the public around their scientific ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This workshop is funded by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, which seeks to advance new approaches to, and evidence-based understanding of, the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments. This includes providing multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences, ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2018
    Resource Category: Research
    Why do scientists volunteer to be involved in public engagement in science? What are the barriers that can prevent them participating in dialogue with society? What can be done to facilitate their participation? We report the outcomes of a series of focus groups conducted with the young scientists who volunteered in SISSA for schools (S4S), the ... »
  • Date: 06/22/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    With stories of struggle and dramatic breakthroughs, science has incredible potential to interest the public. However, as the rhetoric of outrage surrounds controversies over science policy there is an urgent need for credible, trusted voices that frame science issues in a way that resonates with a diverse public. A network of informal educators, ... »
  • Date: 06/18/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    In June of 2017, the Exploratorium hosted the GENIAL Summit which brought together approximately 91 practitioners, community leaders, diversity-focused organization staff, researchers, and media/marketing specialists from across the country and Puerto Rico for a one and a half day gathering. The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Summit ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Most researchers are keenly interested in disseminating their work beyond traditional publication routes. With an eye to increasing broader impacts, scientists can benefit from partnerships with informal educators who interact daily with the public and see their role as translating science to increase the public’s intellectual and emotional ... »
  • Date: 03/14/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) shares the programs and publications it developed to advance E-STEM—the integration of environmental education into STEM. ... »

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