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  • Evaluation of Invent It. Build It. 2014
    Date: 03/02/2015
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The fifth annual Invent It. Build It. event, sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts of the USA, WGBH’s Design Squad Global, the ExxonMobil Foundation, and Techbridge was held at the SWE annual conference in Los Angeles, CA. Participants included a record-breaking 619 middle school girls, plus 300 of their parents/guardians ... »
  • Future City 2013-14: Evaluation Report
    Date: 04/01/2014
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an evaluation study to learn about the Future City’s impact on students as well as to discover ways to enhance Future City for future implementation. In addition to exploring the program’s impacts, with this study we also had an opportunity to explore potential differences between students who compete at ... »
  • Evaluation of National Engineers Week Future City Program
    Date: 05/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    National Engineers Week Foundation (EWeek) hired Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) in 2011 to conduct an independent evaluation of the Future City program ( http://futurecity.org ). Future City has been operating since 1992. According to EWeek, the Future City program is “a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and ... »
  • Dot Diva pilot test results
    Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2008, the WGBH Educational Foundation, along with the Association of Computing Machinery, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, under the Broadening Participation in Computing Program (NSF 0753686). The purpose of the grant was to develop a major new ... »
  • Evaluation of the Engineer Your Life Initiative
    Date: 05/13/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Engineer Your Life (EYL) project is a national initiative to encourage college-bound young women to consider pursuing a degree and a career in engineering. The project aims to communicate to young women the societal value and rewards of being an engineer, rather than the traditional emphasis on the process of becoming an engineer. Target ... »
  • Engineer Your Life: Evaluation Report for Year 3
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In an effort to prepare female high school students for a college curriculum and achieve gender parity in the engineering industry, WGBH has developed an initiative entitled, Engineer Your Life (EYL). The initiative is targeted toward female high school students, career counselors/educators, and professional engineers. It is designed to: 1) ... »
  • Evaluation of Design Squad, Season 3: Final Report
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Design Squad, produced by WGBH-Boston ( http://www.wgbh.org ), premiered on the Public Broadcasting Service in October 2009. Design Squad is a reality television series that encourages kids ages 9-12 years to “show off their smarts as they design and build working solutions for real-world clients—people who are hungry for clever ideas from a new ... »
  • Design Squad, Season 2 Final Evaluation Report: Executive Summary
    Date: 04/14/2009
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report summarizes results from an evaluation of Design Squad's Season 2 Activity Guide and accompanying television shows in middle school classroom settings. ... »