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  • MedLab Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/18/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is the final report from the external evaluator of the project that created MedLab, an interactive learning experiences for Chicago area middle and high school students. This external evaluator's final report summarizes the outcomes and impacts of the five-year (2012-2017) funding compared to project objectives. The aim of the project was to ... »
  • A Hub for STEM Learning
    Date: 11/15/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) is a teacher professional development center that offers comprehensive, multiyear professional learning institutes; classroom coaching and mentoring; and teaching tools to middle and high school science teachers. The TI staff is composed of a team of PhD scientists and veteran secondary science educators ... »
  • Bridging Neuroscience and Education Through Museum-School Partnerships
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The connections among neuroscience, educational research, and teaching practice have historically been tenuous (Cameron and Chudler 2003; Devonshire and Dommett 2010). This is particularly true in public schools, where so many issues are competing for attention—state testing, school politics, financial constraints, lack of time, and demands from ... »
  • Young scientists and ambitious teachers improving health in an urban ecosystem
    Date: 08/12/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    People of color who live in low income, urban communities experience lower levels of educational attainment than whites and continue to be underrepresented in science at all educational and professional levels. It is widely accepted that this underrepresentation in science is related, not only to processes of historical exclusion and racism, but ... »
  • Science Club Summer Camp (SC2): Training Teachers and Youth in Authentic STEM Practice
    Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science Club Summer Camp (SC2) is a practicum-based teacher professional development program for elementary school teachers, aligned to the recently released Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It seeks to address well-described gaps in the scientific training of elementary teachers that threaten the effective implementation of NGSS and ... »
  • Hawaii Science Career Inspiration (HiSCI)
    Date: 05/15/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The goal of the Hawaii Science Career Inspiration grant (HiSCI) is to enhance science education resources and training available to teachers and students in disadvantaged communities of Hawaii in order to ensure a maximally large and diverse workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioural and clinical research needs. The HiSCI Program will ... »
  • PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science for Rural Appalachian Youth
    Date: 05/13/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Recruiting more research scientists from rural Appalachia is essential for reducing the critical public health disparities found in this region. As a designated medically underserved area, the people of Appalachia endure limited access to healthcare and accompanying public health education, and exhibit higher disease incidences and shorter ... »
  • Hexacago Health Academy
    Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Hexacago Health Academy (HHA) is a game-based science and health curriculum intervention. HHA engages high school students in learning about and addressing major sexual and reproductive health issues and risk behaviors. A board game, Hexacago, depicting the city of Chicago with an overlay of hexagons is the cornerstone of HHA. Students use the ... »
  • "Being Me" Summative Evaluation
    Date: 08/30/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    The “Being Me” program was developed to bring the educational process to life through hands-on learning that promotes children’s awareness of health issues and encourages scientific inquiry in an art-focused curriculum supporting National Science Content Standards (now Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS). In 2009, the “Being Me” ... »
  • The Science of Really Gross Things: Engaging Young Learners in Biomedical Science
    Date: 07/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Through "Addressing the Science of Really Gross Things: Engaging Young Learners in Biomedical Science Through a Fulldome Planetarium Show and Supporting Curricula," Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in close collaboration with NIH-funded researchers at the UNC and a leading children's book ... »

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