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  • Weighing the Evidence Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/02/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2012, the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an exhibition utilizing objects from the former Museum of Questionable Medical Devices (QMDs), contextualizing them in the greater conversation about scientific skepticism and how people make healthcare decisions. The resulting ... »
  • Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences
    Date: 08/16/2016
    Resource Category: Book
    Science is a way of knowing about the world. At once a process, a product, and an institution, science enables people to both engage in the construction of new knowledge as well as use information to achieve desired ends. Access to science—whether using knowledge or creating it—necessitates some level of familiarity with the enterprise and ... »
  • Poster: The Studio Cohort Study (quasi-longitudinal method)
    Date: 07/22/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Studio is a small change-ready exhibit space embedded within the Wellbody Academy, a 7,000 ft2 permanent exhibit on health and wellness. The Studio showcases up-to-date research on topics like genetics, epidemiology, and allergies and features the labs and work of scientists in the Seattle area. The purpose of the cohort study was to provide ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Analyzing Patterns of Community Interest at a Legacy Mining Waste Site to Assess and Inform Environmental Health Literacy Efforts
    Date: 07/28/2015
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Understanding a community's concerns and informational needs is crucial to conducting and improving environmental health research and literacy initiatives. We hypothesized that analysis of community inquiries over time at a legacy mining site would be an effective method for assessing environmental health literacy efforts and determining whether ... »
  • San Francisco Health Investigators
    Date: 07/15/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    San Francisco Health Investigators (SF HI), developed and led by the Science & Health Education Partnership at UC San Francisco, will use a community-based participatory research model to provide authentic research experiences for high school students, the majority from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences. SF HI will: 1) Develop a ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Human Health, Biodiversity, and Microbial Ecology: Strategies to Educate
    Date: 07/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The American Museum of Natural History requests SEPA support for a five-year development and implementation project entitled "Human Health and 'Human Bulletins': Scientists and Teens Explore Health Sciences in the Museum and World At Large." The program has three complementary components: (1) the development of 7 new productions for the Museum's ... »
  • Discover Health/Descubre la Salud: A Colorado Community Engagement Project
    Date: 05/06/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI), in collaboration with the Colorado Clinical and Translational Studies Institute (CTSCI), and Colorado Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), requests support for Discover Health/Descubre la Salud (DH/DS). The bilingual (English/Spanish) project will include ... »
  • Weighing the Evidence: Making Informed Health Care Decisions (A Traveling Exhibit)
    Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Health care in the United States is expensive and complex, and there are many competing interests that make it an increasing necessity for health care consumers to take an active role to better advocate for themselves and those who are impacted by the decisions that are made. Making effective health care choices requires both science literacy and ... »

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