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  • Date: 04/04/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    While there is extensive evidence that STEM careers can be important pathways for augmenting social mobility and for increasing individual prestige, many youth perceive a STEM trajectory as an unattractive option. In the US, women and members of historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, continue to be underrepresented across STEM ... »
  • Date: 02/15/2019
    Resource Category: Report
    This document provides an overview of the STEM Ambassador Program and accomplishments from the project's first three years. ... »
  • Date: 02/13/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry project is a design-based research study creating both chemistry hands-on activities and a theoretical framework about strategies that promote increases in public interest, understandings of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry. This poster, which was presented at the 2019 NSF AISL ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2019 NSF AISL Principal Investigators Meeting. The project's goals were to: Use a series of 6 museum-facilitated family workshops at pre-kindergarten (pre-k) centers to promote informal STEM learning. Examine 3 conditions in which families and their children most benefit from “doing science and math” together. ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This was the poster displayed at the NSF AISL PI Conference in Alexandria, VA, in February of 2019. Other materials included draft scripts, suggested findings, and VISTA props and stickers that are part of the game/show. ... »
  • Date: 01/23/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article shares the results and reflections on the research process conducted by the Maloka Interactive Museum (https://www.maloka.org/) regarding the implementation of the policy that extends the school day in public schools in Bogotá. Based on ethnographic observations, focus groups and interviews with the participants, the text concludes ... »
  • Date: 12/28/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is the summative evaluation for the My Sky Tonight: Early Childhood Pathways to Astronomy is a National Science Foundation funded Full-Scale Development project that was designed to support informal science education practitioner’s ability to provide astronomy learning for young children ages 3-5 years. Based on prior research and assessment ... »
  • Date: 12/20/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Museum of Science, Boston led the From Project Mercury to Planet Mars: Introducing Engineering and Inspiring Youth through Humanity’s Greatest Adventure project (FPMPM) as a way to produce and share high-quality informal engineering education opportunities about the topic of human space travel to Mars. The grant involved the creation of two ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Recent research suggests that emerging adulthood—the stage between adolescence and maturity marked by a lengthy process of identity development—constitutes a window of opportunity for museums to influence adults’ lifelong science learning trajectories. The current study sought to explore the impact of a single museum visit on emerging adults’ ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to, and evidence-based understanding of, the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments. This includes providing multiple pathways for broadening access to and ... »

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