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  • Date: 10/31/2014
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    A session at the 2014 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference gave examples of STEAM funding opportunities from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and National Science Foundation (NSF) for STEAM-related work in museums and libraries. ... »
  • Date: 10/30/2014
    Resource Category: Formative
    To better help museum visitors make sense of large data sets, also called “big data”, this study investigated if there were generalizable ways in which visitors engage with and then make meaning of such data sets. This front-end study was designed to explore if there were different, distinct, and repeatable patterns intuited by individuals as they ... »
  • Date: 10/27/2014
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    At the 2014 Association of Science-Technology Centers annual conference, staff from several online infrastructure-related projects came together to discuss existing online resources for informal science education (ISE) professionals, and hear from conference attendees what kinds of online resources would be most useful for them in the future. ... »
  • Date: 10/23/2014
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Hamlin provides a how-to guide for leveraging traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to teach science in indigenous contexts. Her process uses the Vitality Index of Traditional Ecological Knowledge with ethnography to identify TEK. She describes how a community-driven program used TEK to expand the learning opportunities of a historically ... »
  • Date: 10/20/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    To better understand how audiences in public spaces, in this case those in a museum setting, relate to and make sense of the phrases “Big Data” and “Data Visualizations”, this study investigated visitors understanding of these terms. This formative study used intercepts; approaching adult visitors and inviting them to participate in a very brief ... »
  • Date: 10/20/2014
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    This is a handout from the session "Risky Exhibits: Tackling Tough Topics" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. It includes slides from each of the panelists. ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This is a handout from the session "Making Space for Innovation: Sampling of Making and Tinkering" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. The session provided an overview of different makerspaces and tinkering programs, including the goals, opportunities, and challenges of the making movement. ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This is a handout from the session "Dream, Design, Fab! Engaging Youth With Digital Fabrication" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. The session described the Fab Lab program at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This is a handout from the session "What If There Wasn't a Building? Pecha Kucha" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. The handout links to a recording of the session. ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This is a handout from the session "Sustaining Current Science Experiences in Science Centers" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. It contains an overview of the session, which included discussion of embedded partnerships, episodic real science activities, and sustainability strategies. ... »

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