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  • Date: 12/28/2010
    Resource Category: Report
    As part of its continuing effort to maximize efficiency by assessing the effectiveness of its efforts, NASA’s Office of Education contracted with Abt Associates in July 2009 to evaluate the Informal Education Program. The goals of the evaluation are twofold: (1) to gain insight into its investment in informal education; and (2) to clarify existing ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Media and communications technologies play a significant role in disaster management procedures in regards to the mobilization of resources in emergency situations. While the dissemination of warning messages relayed via broadcast technologies have had some positive outcomes in terms of reducing casualties in emergency situations in Bangladesh, ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Technoscientific risks have been creating a growing social demand for participation in the scientific citizenship. This interview will emphasize that decision making (and so, in a more general sense, democracy) in the knowledge society requires new mediatic forums and new communication processes suitable to the highly multi- and inter-disciplinary ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Climate change is a multi-faceted issue. It relies on deep scientific bases, but merges with politics, economics, ethics and culture in a complex and strongly nonlinear social debate. This interview focuses on the relationships between public communication on climate change (with emphasis on the so-called ‘new media’) and the decision making ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    During the preparation of the 2010 Science & Engineering Indicators, there arose a concern about measures of public knowledge of science, and how well they capture public knowledge for Chapter Seven of the Indicators. A workshop at NSF in October 2010 concluded that the process of measuring and reporting public knowledge of science should ... »
  • Date: 06/26/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Guglielmo Maglio is Manager of Exhibitions at the science centre “Città della Scienza” of Naples. With “Città della Scienza” he took part in the creation of “Decide”, which he appreciates for its ability to create an informal atmosphere favouring discussion. As concerns the involvement of scientists and policy-makers in the debate, though ... »
  • Date: 06/21/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Luckily enough, more democracy is always called for. Even in countries that can truly be described as democratic. And democracy (which is a constant reference in these pages) is increasingly related to knowledge, be it about whether growing GMOs, starting nuclear energy production or allowing the choice of a child’s gender through IVF techniques. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This presentation from the 2010 Informal Science Education Summit traces the history of NSF investments in informal STEM learning. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    I hear a lot about how we need a new business model for museums or that the current business model is broken. We have business models; we just may need to evolve them. For museums, continuing revenue comes from four sectors (Visitors and Program Customers, both earned revenues, and Public and Private Supporters, both support revenues), each with ... »