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  • Science Cafe Guide
    Date: 12/04/2008
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Guide to hosting an event that brings scientists and the public together in an informal setting. ... »
  • Surviving: The Body of Evidence
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop, install, and evaluate an exhibition on human evolution. The exhibition, entitled Surviving: The Body of Evidence, opened in May, 2008. It was produced and first exhibited in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and ... »
  • TEAMS III Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report highlights the findings from Inverness Research's summative study of the TEAMS III Collaborative. In particular, it highlights the lessons learned from a study to incorporate research on how to design exhibits that promote more effective conversations into the exhibit development process. ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of the Skyline Exhibition
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Skyline a National Science Foundation-funded exhibition designed to facilitate family learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts relevant to building stable structures. RK&A conducted all three phases of ... »
  • Lessons Learned from the Long-term Investment in the TEAMS Collaborative
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The TEAMS Collaborative received three separate rounds of funding from the National Science Foundation; Inverness Research served as the external evaluator to the project for all three rounds of funding. This summative report details the return on NSF's long-term investment in the TEAMS Collaborative. It outlines the overall contributions of the ... »
  • Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Independent investigator Knight Williams Research Communications conducted a summative evaluation for Sea Monsters. The evaluation consisted of three separate studies which sought to address the following broad questions: To what extent and in what ways did the film appeal to the viewers?, How did viewers react to the film's investigative ... »
  • A Multitouch Software Architecture
    Date: 10/18/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In recent years, a large amount of software for multitouch interfaces with various degrees of similarity has been written. In order to improve interoperability, we aim to identify the common traits of these systems and present a layered software architecture which abstracts these similarities by defining common interfaces between successive layers ... »
  • National COSEE Network
    Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National COSEE Network, primarily funded by the National Science Foundation, is in its thirteenth year. It is comprised of regional and thematic Centers comprised of ocean science research and formal and informal science education institutions. The network has grown to one of the largest organizations of ocean science research and education ... »
  • Absolute Zero Summative Evaluation
    Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In 2008, Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG) conducted summative evaluation of Absolute Zero, a collaborative effort of the University of Oregon's Cryogenic Helium Turbulence Laboratory and Twin Cities Public Television. The films were produced by Meridian/Windfall Productions, Washington DC, and/Windfall Films in London, UK. Outreach was ... »
  • Regenerative Technologies in the Future: Tissue Engineering and Organ Printing
    Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In this Communicating Research to Public Audiences (CRPA) project, the University of Missouri is collaborating with the St. Louis Science Center on the development and implementation of exhibits and programs related to the principal investigator's NSF-funded research on tissue engineering and organ printing, Understanding Molecular Self-Assembly. ... »

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