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  • Season 3: Citizen SciGirls Outreach Evaluation
    Date: 12/20/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    A three day TTT session was held in May 2015 at Twin Cities PBS in St. Paul, MN to train nine representatives from NGCP State Collaboratives in the SciGirls Seven and Citizen SciGirls project materials (episodes, activities). NGCP chose the nine leaders (from nine states) through an application process specifically targeting regions who had not ... »
  • Lineage: A Cross-Platform Learning Experience Exploring the History of Life on Earth
    Date: 11/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Lineage is a comprehensive educational media and outreach initiative that will engage individuals and families in learning about deep time and evolution, helping audiences come to newfound understandings of the connections between the past, present, and future of life on Earth. The project is a partnership between Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and the ... »
  • Code: SciGirls! Media to Engage Girls in Computing Pathways
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Women continue to be underrepresented in computer science professions. In 2015, while 57% of professional occupations in the U.S. were held by women, only 25% of computing occupations were held by women. Furthermore, the share of computer science degrees going to women is smaller than any STEM field, even though technology careers are the most ... »
  • Polar Extremes: Enhancing Experiential Digital Learning
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Polar Extremes: Enhancing Experiential Digital Learning is an integrated media and research project produced by the PBS science series, NOVA, that will bring polar science to informal learners through traditional storytelling and experiential, digital learning environments. Stark, cold, and seemingly frozen in time, the top and bottom of the Earth ... »
  • Weather and Climate in the Newsroom: Expanding the Climate Matters Network and Its Science Communication Research
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Over the seven years prior to this award, the principal investigator from George Mason University and a national team of scientists, professional societies, science communication researchers, and broadcast meteorologists have been engaged in an effort to include in TV and other weather broadcasts information about current research on the ... »
  • Ruff Family Science: Researching factors that support intergenerational science learning in adult education contexts
    Date: 09/01/2017
    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 ... »
  • Communicating STEM - Advancing STEM Learning through Media by Developing and Fostering Expertise in Media Making
    Date: 08/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Research tells us that media -- be it on television or film or in the form of radio podcasts -- are the most widely utilized and trusted sources for public science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. Media narratives can shape opinions and knowledge about STEM as well as either reduce or enhance cultural biases and ... »
  • Peg + Cat Early Learning of Math Through Media Summative Evaluation
    Date: 07/28/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Peg + Cat ELM2 project sought to combine robust media-integrated teacher training in both math content and facilitation of classroom and family engagement activities with transmedia resources that parents and children could utilize at home. This cohesive approach resulted in increases in teachers’ confidence in and knowledge about their ... »
  • Brains On!: Investigating the Impact and Reach of Informal Audio STEM Learning
    Date: 07/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative resources for use in a variety of settings. The project will fill a major gap in knowledge regarding why children listen to science podcasts and what impact they have on their STEM learning. Brains On! ... »
  • In Defense of Food Recruited Viewer Study
    Date: 02/27/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    As part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for the In Defense of Food project directed by Kikim Media, the independent evaluation firm Knight Williams Inc. conducted a summative evaluation of the project’s key deliverables, which included: a PBS television broadcast program, an outreach effort, and an educational curriculum. This ... »

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