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  • MedLab Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/18/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is the final report from the external evaluator of the project that created MedLab, an interactive learning experiences for Chicago area middle and high school students. This external evaluator's final report summarizes the outcomes and impacts of the five-year (2012-2017) funding compared to project objectives. The aim of the project was to ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • A Hub for STEM Learning
    Date: 11/15/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) is a teacher professional development center that offers comprehensive, multiyear professional learning institutes; classroom coaching and mentoring; and teaching tools to middle and high school science teachers. The TI staff is composed of a team of PhD scientists and veteran secondary science educators ... »
  • Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences
    Date: 08/16/2016
    Resource Category: Book
    Science is a way of knowing about the world. At once a process, a product, and an institution, science enables people to both engage in the construction of new knowledge as well as use information to achieve desired ends. Access to science—whether using knowledge or creating it—necessitates some level of familiarity with the enterprise and ... »
  • Poster: The Studio Cohort Study (quasi-longitudinal method)
    Date: 07/22/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Studio is a small change-ready exhibit space embedded within the Wellbody Academy, a 7,000 ft2 permanent exhibit on health and wellness. The Studio showcases up-to-date research on topics like genetics, epidemiology, and allergies and features the labs and work of scientists in the Seattle area. The purpose of the cohort study was to provide ... »
  • Bridging Neuroscience and Education Through Museum-School Partnerships
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The connections among neuroscience, educational research, and teaching practice have historically been tenuous (Cameron and Chudler 2003; Devonshire and Dommett 2010). This is particularly true in public schools, where so many issues are competing for attention—state testing, school politics, financial constraints, lack of time, and demands from ... »
  • Zoo in You: The Human Microbome/ El microbioma humano A Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded OMSI funding during the spring of 2011 to create a 2,000 sq. ft. bilingual (English/Spanish) traveling exhibition exploring current research on the human microbiome and the impact of our resident microorganisms on our health. The exhibition was developed with the support of the J. Craig Venter ... »
  • Young scientists and ambitious teachers improving health in an urban ecosystem
    Date: 08/12/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    People of color who live in low income, urban communities experience lower levels of educational attainment than whites and continue to be underrepresented in science at all educational and professional levels. It is widely accepted that this underrepresentation in science is related, not only to processes of historical exclusion and racism, but ... »
  • Analyzing Patterns of Community Interest at a Legacy Mining Waste Site to Assess and Inform Environmental Health Literacy Efforts
    Date: 07/28/2015
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Understanding a community's concerns and informational needs is crucial to conducting and improving environmental health research and literacy initiatives. We hypothesized that analysis of community inquiries over time at a legacy mining site would be an effective method for assessing environmental health literacy efforts and determining whether ... »
  • San Francisco Health Investigators
    Date: 07/15/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    San Francisco Health Investigators (SF HI), developed and led by the Science & Health Education Partnership at UC San Francisco, will use a community-based participatory research model to provide authentic research experiences for high school students, the majority from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences. SF HI will: 1) Develop a ... »

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