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  • Formative Evaluation Executive Summary: Latina SciGirls Rough cut evaluation Digital Dance episode and STEM role model video
    Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Front-End
    Beginning in September 2015, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) initiated the three-year project Latina SciGirls: Promoting Middle School-Age Hispanic Girls' Positive STEM Identity Development. The cornerstone of the project is a fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning television and ... »
  • SciGirls Season Four Front End Evaluation Report
    Date: 06/22/2016
    Resource Category: Front-End
    As part of the development work of Latina SciGirls, the independent evaluation firm Knight Williams Inc. conducted a front-end evaluation focused on gathering input from the project’s primary public audiences (Latina girls and their parents/guardians) and professional audiences (the project’s advisers and partners). Appendix includes logic model. ... »
  • Latina SciGirls Front End Evaluation Executive Summary
    Date: 06/22/2016
    Resource Category: Front-End
    As part of the development work of Latina SciGirls, the independent evaluation firm Knight Williams Inc. conducted a front-end evaluation focused on gathering input from the project’s primary public audiences (Latina girls and their parents/guardians) and professional audiences (the project’s advisers and partners). A total of 86 participants ... »
  • Communicating about Technology and Research of the Large Hadron Collider: Interests, Knowledge, and Curiosities of Adult Science Center Visitors
    Date: 05/30/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is one of the world's largest experimental facilities, where thousands of scientists and engineers from over 100 countries collaborate to shed new light on the workings of our universe. As LHC research, such as the discovery of the Higgs boson, continues to hit the news in future years, it will be important for ... »
  • NSTA-­ASTC EAGER Project: Resource for STEM Education Practitioners - Front-­‐End Evaluation Report
    Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Association for Science-­Technology Centers (ASTC), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has launched an initiative to develop and distribute two pilot issues of a new resource for STEM education practitioners in both formal and informal (out-­of-­school) settings. An aim ... »
  • Sense Making of Big Data: Front-end study on familiarity with terms
    Date: 10/20/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    To better understand how audiences in public spaces, in this case those in a museum setting, relate to and make sense of the phrases “Big Data” and “Data Visualizations”, this study investigated visitors understanding of these terms. This formative study used intercepts; approaching adult visitors and inviting them to participate in a very brief ... »
  • Designing Our World: Public Audiences Front-End Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/01/2014
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Designing Our World (DOW) project centers on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) equity and addresses the need for more youth, especially girls, to pursue engineering and fill vital workforce gaps. DOW will integrate tested informal science education (ISE) programs and exhibits with current knowledge of engaging diverse ... »
  • Front-end Evaluation for ADVANCING CONTENT THROUGH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
    Date: 05/24/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The purpose of this front-end evaluation study was to inform design decisions about the development of an interactive learning system focusing on Earth and planetary science. The design team was led by the Institute for Scientific Research (ISR), and the project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The aim of the Advancing Content ... »
  • Front-End Evaluation of Ironbound Films Informal Science Education Project: The Change
    Date: 06/13/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Anthropologist examines climate change like no other film before. The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities. Their journey parallels that of ... »
  • Pushing the Limits Building Capacity to Enhance Public Understanding of Math and Science through Rural Libraries Front-End Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/30/2011
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This is the Front End Evaluation report for the NSF-AISL-funded Pushing the Limits: Building Capacity to Enhance Public Understanding of Math and Science through Rural Libraries (Limits) project. A national survey of rural librarians and their patrons was carried out between February and April 2011. Key guiding questions were: 1) How interested/ ... »

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