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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 ... »
  • Nanomedicine Explorer Interactive Multimedia Kiosk Formative Evaluation
    Date: 03/15/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Nanomedicine Explorer kiosk at the Museum of Science, Boston provides opportunities to learn about nanomedicine, nanotechnology, cancer biology, new research in cancer diagnosis and therapy, and the process of medical research from bench to bedside. This report is the formative evaluation of the prototype of this kiosk, presenting the results ... »
  • Remedial/Summative Evaluation of the Biomedical Technology Exhibition for The Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH
    Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category: Remedial
    Bio Med Tech: Engineering for Your Health was a 2,750 square foot exhibition at the Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) that dealt with issues related to biomedical technology. Partially funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Awards program (NIH/SEPA), the project was developed through a partnership ... »
  • Infectious Disease Exhibition: Examining Guided and Unguided Use of an Exhibition Case
    Date: 12/29/2006
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2006, the Science Museum of Minnesota carried out a formative evaluation of the traveling exhibition, Disease Detectives. Disease Detectives features an immersive environment where visitors investigate a case by meeting a patient (an interactive mannequin), interpreting lab tests, and exploring specific environments to learn more about disease ... »
  • Engaging Public Audiences in Current Health Science at the Current Science & Technology Center (Museum of Science, Boston)
    Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In April 2001, the Museum of Science in Boston launched the Current Science & Technology Center, an effort to engage public and school audiences in leading edge research and to provide depth and context for science and technology stories in the news within a museum context and through various outreach methods. Health science programming in the ... »
  • Amazing Feats of Aging, A Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/01/2005
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This report summarizes a summative evaluation of Amazing Feats of Aging, an exhibition developed by staff at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon. Patricia McNamara, an independent evaluator, designed this study to document the exhibition's impact on visitors at two locations: its permanent installation at OMSI ... »