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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 ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Bridging Neuroscience and Education Through Museum-School Partnerships
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The connections among neuroscience, educational research, and teaching practice have historically been tenuous (Cameron and Chudler 2003; Devonshire and Dommett 2010). This is particularly true in public schools, where so many issues are competing for attention—state testing, school politics, financial constraints, lack of time, and demands from ... »
  • Zoo in You: The Human Microbome/ El microbioma humano A Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded OMSI funding during the spring of 2011 to create a 2,000 sq. ft. bilingual (English/Spanish) traveling exhibition exploring current research on the human microbiome and the impact of our resident microorganisms on our health. The exhibition was developed with the support of the J. Craig Venter ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond!--A Summative Evaluation of VIsitor Response
    Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History asked Ellen Giusti to evaluate visitor learning in its temporary exhibition, Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond! The exhibition, supported by a grant from the SEPA division of the National Institutes of Health, focuses on six blood-feeding species: bedbug, flea, head louse, pubic louse, ... »
  • Out of the Lab and Into the Spotlight: Bringing Current Health Research to the Public
    Date: 08/05/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Pacific Science Center (PSC) proposes Out of the Lab and Into the Spotlight (OLIS) a five-year project to bring current and fascinating information about health science research to Pacific Northwest audiences. Through a series of showcases that change content every six months the Research Focus Gallery will highlight cutting-edge local research. ... »
  • The Zoo in You: Exploring the Human Microbiome
    Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), in partnership with the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), proposes to develop the Zoo in You: Exploring the Human Microbiome, a 2,000 square foot bilingual (English and Spanish) traveling exhibition for national tour to science centers, health museums, and other relevant venues. The exhibition will ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: Disease Detectives
    Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Disease Detectives, a traveling exhibition made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health. RK&A conducted a summative evaluation ... »

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