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  • 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 ... »
  • K-12 Virtual Clinical Research Center & Medical Ignorance Exploratorium - Phases I & II
    Date: 03/20/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    1. Build stepwise a prototype -Virtual Clinical Research Center- (VCRC) for K-12 learners and mentors (diverse peers, experts, and patients) by accessing, mobilizing, and linking the human and physical resources of a prototype national network of Clinical Research Centers (CRC) and translational laboratories through state-of-the-art Telemedicine ... »
  • Cellular Universe Focus Groups
    Date: 02/25/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Maryland Science Center has received a SEPA grant to develop an exhibition, intern program and web site focusing on cell biology and stem cell research. The working title of the exhibition is Cellular Universe. The exhibit is intended to serve the following audiences: Families with children age nine and older; School groups (grades four and up ... »
  • Diseases and Decisions: The Current Science on Emerging Threats Exhibition
    Date: 09/30/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Marian Koshland Science Museum will produce a 1,500-square-foot exhibit on infectious disease aimed at a teen and adult audience. The exhibit will focus on three concepts: (1) How infectious disease affects individuals, society, and the environment; (2) What actions can be taken to modify the impact of infectious disease; and (3) What benefits ... »
  • Dissemination of a Microscope Imaging Station - Phase II
    Date: 09/25/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    With NCRR SEPA Phase I funding, the Exploratorium developed a microscope imaging station (MIS) for public use in the museum. At this facility, visitors explore living things using research-grade equipment. For visitors, microscopes and images are engagement points for learning more about basic biology, biomedical research, and human health. With ... »
  • Cellular Universe: The Promise of Stem Cells
    Date: 09/23/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Maryland Science Center (MSC), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), and Morgan State University (MSU), has sought the support of the National Institutes of Health SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) Program to develop "Cellular Universe: The Promise of Stem Cells," a unique ... »
  • Small Museum Research Collaborative: Exhibit-based Outreach
    Date: 09/22/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), in collaboration with the Small Museum Research Collaborative (SMRC), proposes to create four small bilingual exhibitions in English and Spanish for a national tour to small museums. The exhibitions will focus on current clinical research in nutrition and physical activity and its applications to ... »
  • Mapping the Future of Bioengineering & Technology
    Date: 08/15/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Great Lakes Science Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CASE), proposes to develop a permanent exhibition and related programs on biomedical engineering. The successful implementation of this project would allow CASE and GLSC to inform a broad constituency about select biomedical research advancements, applied ... »
  • Genetics: Technology with a Twist Summative Evaluation
    Date: 03/01/2005
    Resource Category: Summative
    Genetics was developed by The Tech staff in collaboration with Stanford University and was funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program. The evaluation documents the impact and effectiveness of the exhibition using timing and tracking observations and exit interviews. It also examines 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 ... »