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  • Date: 05/30/2018
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science of soundscape ecology analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. It discusses whether smartphones benefit or detract from the museum experience from a variety of perspectives from the field. ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    ASTC has added to its website an exciting new feature called #myscimuseum at astc.org/myscimuseum. Here we have begun to collect widely diverse quotes, videos, and photos that demonstrate over and over again how meaningful our work can be. These are the stories of our visitors, science center professionals, volunteers, and local supporters who are ... »
  • Date: 05/30/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Andy Aichele, director of COSI University at COSI in Columbus, Ohio, discusses the success of the TEDxColumbus initiative, a program that he curates with Ruth Milligan. Aichele also describes the newly developed TEDxYouth@Columbus program that mirrors the structure of the TEDx events but targets a youth audience. These events, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kati Tyystjärvi, project manager of the Open Science Resources (OSR) portal project at Heureka in Vantaa, Finland, discusses the OSR project, which gives teachers, students, and general visitors access to digital materials such as images of exhibits and museum collections, animations, videos, lesson plans, and student projects. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Alison Bruzek, project director of ScienceMakers, an initiative of HistoryMakers, discusses this three-year project to document the contributions of African Americans to STEM fields, engage the public in scientific discussions and increase awareness of scientific careers, particularly among underrepresented minorities. Bruzek ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Stancil, executive director of educational partnerships at WQED Multimedia and former executive director of the Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) at the Carnegie Science Center, explains how this innovative program strengthens girls' identity and interest in science. Girls ages 10 to 17 engage in online and in- ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Cynthia Graville-Smith, of the Youth Exploring Science (YES) program at the Saint Louis Science Center, describes how the program benefits the community by engaging youth from urban areas in STEM related activities. The program's website also provides teens opportunities to grow and reflect using Web 2.0 technology within the ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Liza Pryor, a project leader at the Science Museum of Minnesota, explains how "Science Buzz," a website and suite of portable, reusable exhibit furniture pieces, allows museum educators and visitors to respond to breaking science stories as they happen. Pryor describes the use of technology in the design of the exhibit pieces and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kevin von Appen, associate director of daily experience operations at the Ontario Science Centre (OSC), analyzes the participants and the impact of the 888TornotoMeetup at OSC, the first-ever YoutTube meetup organized by and held at a science museum. von Appen discusses the importance of engaging young, social media-savvy visitors ... »

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