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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: 10/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Madison Area Technical College will refine and evaluate the effectiveness of Fusion Science Theater (FST), a combination of theater, science demonstrations, and participatory components, as an ISE teaching model, to test its transferability through development and trials of an exportable version (Science-in-a-Box), and to recruit appropriate ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report evaluates the nanotechnology-related presentations delivered at the Museum of Science, Boston, in an effort to more effectively educate the public. Interview questions used in this study are included in the appendix of this report. ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Space Science Institute is establishing a museum educator/theater network of eight museums around the country, pairing larger with smaller institutions. The Association of Science-Technology Centers and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific also are collaborators. The primary audience is informal science education museum educators; secondary ... »
  • Date: 03/20/2007
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) carried out a feasibility study to gauge the interest of local educators in a traveling theater program. An online survey was sent to 190 educators who had previously participated in a SMM educational outreach activity. A total of 73 educators responded, for a 38% response rate. Educators commented on their ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Catherine Hughes, a Ph.D. student in education at the School of Teaching and Learning at the Ohio State University, discusses the relationship between science and theater and the rise of theater in science centers. Hughes also shares findings from her research about the relationships between emotional content and factual content ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Marcos Stafne, director of public programs at the New York Hall of Science, discusses the development of the Hall's Science Theatre program and its rich production history. Stafne discusses how the program reaches out to special groups like girls and women and preschoolers. ... »