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  • Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing - Research Experience for Undergraduates - Evaluation of the Summer 2009 Program
    Date: 12/15/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) brings together three universities with unique strengths in nanoscience and nanomanufacturing: the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML); Northeastern University, Boston (NEU); and the University of New Hampshire, Durham (UNH). The University of ... »
  • KQED QUEST Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    KQED's QUEST is a multi-year, multiple-media project seeking to influence the Bay Area's discussions about and activities related to science, the environment, and nature, with a particularly local focus. Rockman et al (REA), a San Francisco-based research and evaluation organization, conducted an evaluation of QUEST programming and activities over ... »
  • The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
    Date: 12/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    NESCent’s Education & Outreach efforts are designed and developed to improve evolution education and public understanding of evolutionary science, expand opportunities for underrepresented groups, and contribute to professional development of tomorrow’s evolutionary biologists. Our programs and initiatives serve a diverse array of audiences ( ... »
  • What's the BIG Idea? Training of Trainers
    Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2005, the Vermont Center for the Book (VCB) received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and implement a program called What's the BIG Idea? to help librarians change their children's story hours to include more mathematics and science content and vocabulary. The project resulted in the creation of a professional ... »
  • Demonstration and Program Summative Evaluation
    Date: 10/31/2009
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative evaluation of four programs created by the NISE Network. The survey instrument used in this study is included in the appendix of this report. ... »
  • Cosmic Serpent Front-End Visitor Study
    Date: 10/15/2009
    Resource Category: Front-End
    In order to better understand how visitors to science and natural history museums connect to ideas around Indigenous knowledge and Western science, the Cosmic Serpent evaluation team (Institute for Learning Innovation and Native Pathways) conducted front-end audience research focused on audience perceptions and attitudes towards Indigenous ways of ... »
  • The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
    Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The NEES network is comprised of a central management office (NEEScomm) located at Purdue University, and 14 geographically distributed earthquake and tsunami research facilities. We are considered to be a Large Facility within the Engineering division. We have been responsible for the coordination of centralized education, outreach and training ... »
  • Communicating Climate Change 2009 Audience Research Results
    Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Communicating Climate Change (C3) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to foster innovative partnerships between research centers, the media, and science centers. David Heil & Associates, Inc. (DHA) is providing front-end, formative, and summative evaluation for the project. This report summarizes findings from Year 1 audience ... »
  • Hotspot California: Bringing Dioramas to Life Through Community Voices
    Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project comprises the NSF-funded portion of the renovation of a 25,000 sq. ft. natural history gallery called "CHANGING CALIFORNIA." ORIGINAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will develop, implement, and evaluate Hotspot California, a research-based natural science gallery transformation that will explore the ... »
  • Backyard Mystery - Afterschool Biology Curriculum for Grades 5-7
    Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Backyard Mystery is an NSF-funded curriculum, focused on diseases, pathogens and careers, using interactive paper and physical activities. Content is for middle school participants in afterschool settings, like 4-H and other similar venues. The curriculum engages student interest in genetics and genomics and in the bioSTEM workforce. The ... »