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  • Date: 12/31/2010
    Resource Category: Remedial
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) brings together three universities with unique strengths in nanoscience and nanomanufacturing: the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML); Northeastern University, Boston (NEU); and the University of New Hampshire, Durham (UNH). The University of ... »
  • Date: 12/30/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    Media MashUp (MMU) was an IMLS funded project (LG-07-08-0113 ) designed to help libraries build capacity for offering computer-based programs for youth. These programs were designed to help foster 21st Century literacy skills. The program focused on the Scratch programming language (http://scratch.mit.edu/), but also used other creative freeware ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Knight Williams Research Communications (Knight Williams, Inc), an independent evaluation firm specializing in the development and evaluation of science education media, conducted the summative evaluation for Ice Stories. The evaluation focused on the extent to which the project achieved the goals described in the Exploratorium's grant to the ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This workshop will develop a new, comprehensive, research-based framework for assessing environmental literacy. By bringing together, for the first time, experts in research, assessment, and evaluation from the fields of science education, environmental education, and related social science fields, this project will access and build its work on ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    For the NSF ISE QUEST Regional Hub Collaborative project, KQED's QUEST series Executive Producer Sue Ellen McCann assembled teams from six public media organizations around the country. The project was founded on two deceptively straightforward goals: the adaptation of a successful multi-media production model and the creation of a content-sharing ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    'Be a Scientist!' is a full-scale development project that examines the impact of a scalable, STEM afterschool program which trains engineers to develop and teach inquiry-based Family Science Workshops (FSWs) in underserved communities. This project builds on three years of FSWs which demonstrate improvements in participants' science interest, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will engage underserved Native and non-native youth and adults in environmental science content and awareness through innovative exhibitions and hands-on activities. Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and western science will be communicated and promoted within culturally relevant contexts as valuable, complementary ways of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science, Boston, (MOS) is conducting a multi-phase project that builds on the groundwork laid by the 2009 report of the NSF/ISE-funded Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Inquiry Group on the "public engagement with science" model (PES) in informal science education. In comparison to the Public Understanding ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This development project will create, test, validate, and disseminate a suite of evaluation tools for use by professionals who are developing Public Participation in Scientific Research projects. The necessary evaluation tools for what participants learn or believe after participating in citizen science projects (called Public Participation in ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report is a summary of the activities of the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Fellows program up to the date of CAISE’s Reverse Site Visit to the National Science Foundation (NSF) on April 16 of 2010. The report also includes a brief synthesis of NSF’s feedback from the site visit and some suggested future ... »

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