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  • 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 ... »
  • Art of Science Learning, Phase 2—External Evaluation Final Report from a Summative Study of Impact
    Date: 06/21/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Art of Science Learning, Phase 2 was an NSF-funded research and development project to investigate the value of incorporating arts-based learning techniques in STEM-related group innovation processes. The project team created a new, arts-infused innovation curriculum in consultation with leading national practitioners in the arts, creativity, ... »
  • In Defense of Food Summative Evaluation Report: Event coordinator and attendee engagement
    Date: 01/01/2017
    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.1 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 ... »
  • Science Cafes: Modeling and Assessing a Structured Adult Informal Science Education Program
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Adult education beyond K-12 and postsecondary levels is very important as this citizenry group is often the policy and decision makers in local communities, as well as for state and federal issues that impact the Nation. Moreover, they are responsible for advising their progeny on a myriad of choices. This project will plan, execute, and promote ... »
  • RAIN - Rural Activation and Innovation Network
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Rural communities across the Nation are, in general, underserved in terms of the various forms of STEM education. Clearly, they are under-represented in the realm of contemporary STEM subjects often because they are geographically isolated and cannot travel to cities where there are Science and Museum Centers for informal education opportunities. ... »
  • Playful Mathematics: An Exploration of Design and Learning
    Date: 08/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Mathematics is a notoriously disliked subject; there is so little stigma associated with being "bad at math", that educated adults openly describe themselves in this way. There are many reasons for math's unpopularity; chief among them is that school mathematics seldom offers opportunities to engage with the richness of this potentially ... »
  • Poster - Apprenticeships in Sustainability Science & Engineering Design (ASCEND)
    Date: 03/21/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. The project's goal is to demonstrate an educational model fully commensurate with the demands of the 21st Century workforce, and more specifically, with the emerging “green-tech” economy. ... »
  • Poster - Science Fairs Under the 'Scope
    Date: 03/17/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. Science fairs have been taking place for more than 60 years. Yet in spite of their wide implementation and long history, there are few empirical studies that have examined the relationship between student ... »
  • Poster - EvalFest
    Date: 03/16/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. EvalFest is a community of practice designed to test innovative evaluation methods across 24 Science Festivals to measure their impact. ... »
  • Poster - Teen Science Cafes: Opening Minds, Opening Doors
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. Teen Science cafes are a way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and local STEM experts engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic. ... »

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