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  • Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This innovative research project promotes the progress of science, enhances the national STEM workforce, and benefits society by helping to overcome the challenge of broadening participation of those who are underrepresented in STEM fields. Although many programs designed to broaden participation exist, few individuals in "STEM-disenfranchised" ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative evaluation of one of four pieces of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. Formative evaluation of one of four pieces of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. This study examined how effective a series of "Community Conversations" theater and dialogue/discussion events was at a) communicating natural gas development-related science content ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Researchers at Georgia Tech and staff at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta will address the following problem: The growth of computing calls for increased teaching of basic hardware skills, but engaging students beyond those who are already interested in STEM fields is difficult. Emphasizing cultural context through personal expression has ... »
  • Date: 05/15/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), in collaboration with the Psychology Department of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Octava (a technology company), are conducting a pilot exploratory research project to assess the effectiveness of delivering informal science learning (ISL) to adult audiences through live music in a ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephen Pizzey, founder and director of Science Projects Ltd. and director of the Observatory Science Centre (UK), examines the innovative work of LBHIs, pronounced Libbies, or institutions that operate via "Low Budget, High Impact." Pizzey provides examples from institutions throughout the world to demonstrate that working within ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Grossology Live! was a creative and innovative program that involved unique format, content, and collaboration. The program used live video-conferencing techniques to create two-way interaction between onscreen actors in a colorful Grossology set in the studio in Noblesville, Indiana; uniquely imaginative comedic and musical presentations on the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Summative
    This study was designed to assess qualitative and quantitative impacts that the enactor program has on visitor experience at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), using two temporary exhibitions (Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition) as examples. Of interest was capturing the unique visitor ... »