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  • Date: 07/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative research, approaches and resources for use in a variety of settings. The subject of physics and all of its sub-disciplines are becoming more prevalent in the public press as the research results appear ... »
  • Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In the 11 years since the inception of the Science Minors and Achievers program, the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago, has had plenty of anecdotal evidence that this out-of-school time program has a meaningful impact on its participants. Word of mouth was the strongest driver of recruitment, and teens were open with staff about other ... »
  • Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    We asked science centers and museums to share their best pieces of advice and most important lessons learned regarding the following: 1) selecting topics and activities for out-of-school time programs, 2) partnering with afterschool providers and other community partners, 3) meeting the needs of underserved communities in out-of-school time ... »
  • Date: 03/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Many of the world’s leading experts are projecting that energy demand will grow 37% by 2035. There is clearly a need for increased energy literacy. With this in mind, ASTC and the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS), in partnership with BP America, have launched a new Energy Education Initiative designed to increase young people’s energy ... »
  • 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: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer DeWitt, a research fellow at King's College London, presents a Framework for Museum Practice that she and her colleague Jonathan Osborne developed to help science centers and museums maximize the educational potential of field trips. This framework is intended to help museum educators develop resources to enhance teacher ... »
  • Date: 04/14/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article summarizes key findings of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)'s research report, "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" (2010). The report profiles research that demonstrates how social and environmental factors—including stereotypes, cultural beliefs, and implicit bias—act as ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kate Elder, communications and marketing director of Scitech in Perth, Australia, discusses their Beyond the Beaker program designed to inspire youth ages 13-15 to pursue a career in STEM. Elder outlines the program goals and evaluation strategies and findings. In a side-bar, Elder also describes the museum's semi-annual Science ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Catherine Aldridge, director of Catalyst Learning and Communication, a STEM Ambassador contract holder for Wilshire and Swindon, and former director of education, exhibitions, and programs for At-Bristol, discusses the STEM Ambassadors program, in which mentors inspire young people and raise awareness about STEM careers. Aldridge ... »

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