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  • 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 ... »
  • 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) ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In the spring of 2010, WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) delivered twenty new episodes for the television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman (pbskids.org/FETCH!/). These episodes, developed for FETCH!'s fifth season, reflected a broadening of FETCH!'s stem content to include more mathematics. Rather than focusing exclusively on science and engineering, as FETCH ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2010, WGBH Boston ( www.wgbh.org ) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the development of a new animated television series for children about environmental sustainability. In preparation for the series development, NSF requested that WGBH perform a needs assessment to determine how much kids know and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    LOOP is a new animated television series from WGBH for children that is designed to improve the environmental and scientific literacy of children ages 5-8. WGBH developed a pilot episode of the program and tested it in the fall of 2010. WGBH hired independent evaluator Concord Evaluation Group, LLC (CEG) to conduct formative evaluation of the full ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing a PBS television series, with accompanying web and outreach activities for 9- to 12-year-olds, to inspire a generation of budding engineers. Design Squad: Nate's Roadtrip (working title) will be a 10-part television series that is building on WGBH's prior award-winning work. The series goal is to engender enthusiasm and promote ... »
  • 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. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    FETCH with Ruff Ruffman, produced by WGBH, is a daily half-hour PBS television series with accompanying Web and outreach activities targeted to 6- to 10-year olds. The program brings science learning to young children by uniquely blending live-action with animation, game show convention with reality programming, and humor with academics. The ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) performed an evaluation study in the fall of 2010 on behalf of WGBH to evaluate the effectiveness of an online, interactive webisode developed as an educational component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series ( http://pbskids.org/fetch/ ). The webisode was not connected to the FETCH! website at the time of the ... »

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