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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: 05/16/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    How can children protect their skin from the sun, keep their hearts healthy, and lower their risk of diabetes? Kids learn how to take on all kinds of health challenges at Question It? Discover It!, a Saturday series held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson. Healthcare professionals ranging from surgeons to dermatologists engage ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On the first day of the Science and Society course at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Cooperstown, New York, I present the students with an incandescent lightbulb, with clear glass so one can easily see the filament inside. I ask the students how it works and they are able to tell me that the electricity comes in there, runs through the ... »
  • Date: 09/18/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    When neurologist Annick Desjardins first heard about an experimental therapy that uses the polio virus to attack cancer cells, she admittedly thought it was an off-the-wall idea. In the 12 years since then, however, Desjardins—now associate professor of neurology at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, which is hosting the ... »
  • Date: 07/11/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In July 1945 (70 years ago this month), Presidential Science Advisor Vannevar Bush delivered to then-President Harry Truman the resulting report (of only 35 pages) that would emerge as an epic treatise, entitled Science—The Endless Frontier. The report spoke convincingly about the role of science in the public interest, the value of science in ... »
  • Date: 06/04/2013
    Resource Category: Webinar
    Research on cultural cognition suggests that members of the public process science-related information by assessing its coherence with values and commitments that connect them to important affinity groups. This suggests a two-channel science communication strategy that combines information content with cultural meanings selected to promote open- ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 11/29/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes AAAS's new, long-term approach to engaging scientists with the public. The "public engagement with science" method serves the public on their terms, answering questions about how science affects the public and creating a dialogue between the public and scientists. This article highlights opportunities and challenges for ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kristin Leigh, educational services director at Explora, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lauren Russell, acting Portal to the Public director at Pacific Science Center, explains how the Portal to the Public program at eight science centers and museums put scientists face to face with the public. These programs provide scientists with ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Pino Zappalà, secretary general of CentroScienza, Turin, Italy, draws on experience as director of the Euroscience Open Forum 2010 and describes the success of the Science in the City program. Zappalà argues that community events like Science in the City bring together scientists and the general public, essentially giving science ... »

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