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  • Date: 12/21/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In the last decade, social studies of nanotechnology have been characterized by a specific focus on the role of communication and cultural representations. Scholars have documented a proliferation of the forms through which this research area has been represented, communicated and debated within different social contexts. This Jcom section ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    How can technoscientific controversies be interpreted in terms of their public communication? This essay explores the case of nanotechnology to describe how one of the most innovative and cutting-edge technoscientific fields has moved from a grey goo scenario of PCTS that described similarities with biotechnology and GMOs, underlining the risks of ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On 22 October 2012, six members of a technical-scientific consultancy agency of the Italian Civil Protection were found guilty of multiple manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison by the court in L’Aquila. According to the prosecution, days before the earthquake that devastated the town of L’Aquila on 6 April 2009 killing 309 people, the ... »
  • Date: 12/19/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, SciGirls (SG) is a multimedia project for upper grade-school and middle-school tweens. Weekly half-hour episodes are tied in with web and outreach activities in the fields of science, technology and engineering. Multimedia Research, an ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    An IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) National Leadership project with University of California Museum of Paleontology (lead), Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Earth and University of Kansas Natural History Museum to create a tree portal website with learning research, curriculum material and guides on how to ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Sharing the Universe (STU) project was funded by NSF in 2007 to develop and make available resources and supports to deepen and broaden the education and public outreach (EPO) of amateur astronomy clubs who are members of the Night Sky Network. To achieve this goal, the project funded a development group: the Astronomical Society of the ... »
  • Date: 11/13/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper investigated the potential of the Public Internet Terminal (PIT) system to promote basic health education for two rural communities in the North West Province of South Africa. A case study approach was used. Participants were selected from a population group of teachers, nurses, business people and students in the two communities. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium comes together with the Education Development Center, Inverness Research, TERC, the University of Colorado - Boulder, and the University of Washington to form a Research+Practice (R+P) Collaboratory. The Collaboratory seeks to address and reframe the gap between research and practice in K-12 STEM education. This gap persists ... »
  • Date: 10/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Rutgers Film Bureau in collaboration with the scientists of the LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) project at Palmer will produce a multi-platform documentary project, Antarctic Quest: Racing to Understand a Changing Ocean. This Connecting Researchers to Public Audiences proposal will focus on the scientists who are studying ocean physics, ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project supports the development of technological fluency and understanding of STEM concepts through the implementation of design collaboratives that use eCrafting Collabs as the medium within which to work with middle and high school students, parents and the community. The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the Franklin ... »

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