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  • REVEAL - Adelanti Mujeres + OMSI: Learning with Community Partners
    Date: 04/01/2017
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), located in Portland, is a hands-on science museum. In 2013, OMSI received funding from the National Science Foundation for the project Researching the Value of Educator Actions for Learning (REVEAL) to study how museum educators can better help families learn math while interacting with museum ... »
  • Enriching and Expanding the Possibilities: Research-Practice Partnerships in Informal Science
    Date: 10/01/2015
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    In this paper, the authors synthesize three types of research-practice partnerships (RPPs) for informal learning. The article includes descriptions of example partnerships between local researchers and informal educators from the Hive NYC Learning Network, Community Practice Research Collaboration, and California Tinkering Afterschool Network. The ... »
  • The Accidental STEM Librarian: An Exploratory Interview Study with Eight Librarians
    Date: 11/30/2013
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Many libraries are now providing innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities in their youth programs, including interactive exhibitions and hands-on workshops. What started some years ago as independent experiments has become a national movement. More and more libraries are responding to the need to increase science ... »
  • Making the Case for ISE Media: Examining existing media evaluations posted to
    Date: 07/12/2011
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    The website hosts an archived evaluation reports, most of them from NSF-funded projects. Although NSF strongly suggests that projects upload their summative evaluation reports, not all projects comply. Of the 300+ evaluation reports upload by users to the site, 72 report on NSF-funded ISE media projects. To what extent can the ... »