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  • Conference on Mobile Position Awareness Systems and Solutions (COMPASS)
    Date: 10/01/2017
    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 research, approaches, and resources for use in a variety of settings. The project will bring together science museum visitor experience developers, visitor studies staff, indoor location technology ... »
  • Leading the Next Generation of Informal STEM Education Broadening Participation Efforts: A Professional Development Program for Mid-Career Professionals
    Date: 10/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall effort 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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in informal environments. This includes providing ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • International Travel Grant: Connected Audiences
    Date: 07/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Informal science educators, researchers, and evaluators are interested in directly engaging with the challenges and opportunities of increasing diversity and meaningful intersectionality. The annual meetings of organizations like the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), and the Visitors ... »
  • International Travel Grant: Connected Audiences
    Date: 07/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Informal science educators, researchers, and evaluators are interested in directly engaging with the challenges and opportunities of increasing diversity and meaningful intersectionality. The annual meetings of organizations like the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), and the Visitors ... »
  • International Conference: The Integration of Science Centres with Natural History Museums for Imparting Informal Education
    Date: 03/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Supporting and sustaining public science literacy and engagement are important goals of informal science education institutions worldwide. Although there is evidence that both science centers and natural history museums positively influence public science literacy and engagement, significant differences exist between these two types of ... »
  • Evaluation Report for “Roads Taken” Youth Programs Virtual Conference
    Date: 12/15/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    “The Roads Taken” virtual conference was part of a three-phase research project designed to explore the very long-term impact of STEM youth programs (such as the iconic YouthALIVE program). In this first phase, a virtual conference was held to engage youth program practitioners in the development and testing of a Program Profile prototype, a ... »
  • NSF INCLUDES: Increasing Degrees Awarded to African American, Hispanic, Native American and Women Students in Engineering (50K Coalition)
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Jobs are growing most rapidly in areas that require STEM knowledge, causing business leaders to seek skilled American workers now and in the near future. Increase in the number of students pursuing engineering degrees is taking place but the percentages of underrepresented students in the engineering pipeline remains low. To address the challenge ... »
  • DCL: NSF INCLUDES Collective Impact as a Pathway to Reinvigorate Broadening Participation in STEM
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development in the US are critical for global competitiveness and national security. However, the U.S. is facing a decrease in entrants to the STEM workforce which is not shared evenly across demographics. Specifically, women, underrepresented minorities, and people ... »
  • DCL: NSF INCLUDES - California STEM INCLUDES Conference and Network
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The NSF INCLUDES program supports models, networks, partnerships and research to ensure the broadening participation in STEM of women, members of racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented, persons of low socio-economic status, and people with disabilities. The University of California-Irvine (UCI), in partnership with ... »

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