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  • Marcellus Matters: EASE Community Conversations Formative Evaluation
    Date: 12/21/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Formative evaluation of one of four pieces of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. This study examined the effectiveness of two "Community Conversations" theater and dialogue/discussion events at a) communicating natural gas development-related science content and community issues, and b) promoting audience members' openness to dialogue about ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of "SciGirls" Season Two: Television Series & Website
    Date: 12/19/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, SciGirls (SG) is a multimedia project for upper grade-school and middle-school tweens. Weekly half-hour episodes are tied in with web and outreach activities in the fields of science, technology and engineering. Multimedia Research, an ... »
  • Collaborative Research: Broad Implementation of Science Festival Alliance
    Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This broader implementation project will create a professional network of individuals and institutions increasing their capacity to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of large scale community science festivals. The project builds on a previous award that supported the implementation of science festivals in Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, ... »
  • Sharing the Universe - Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/30/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Sharing the Universe (STU) project was funded by NSF in 2007 to develop and make available resources and supports to deepen and broaden the education and public outreach (EPO) of amateur astronomy clubs who are members of the Night Sky Network. To achieve this goal, the project funded a development group: the Astronomical Society of the ... »
  • The Cosmic Serpent Story: Summative Evaluation for Final Report
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Cosmic Serpent (NSF No. DRL-0714631 and DRL-0714629) is a professional development effort that supports collaboration with integrity between science museum professionals and Native communities and/or tribal museums. Cosmic Serpent aims to create awareness of the value and integrity of Native science paradigms among museum practitioners, support ... »
  • My Dome Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    In August 2009, the Program Evaluation and Research Group (PERG) at Lesley University contracted with the project's PI at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to evaluate My Dome: Defining the Computational and Cognitive Potential of Real Time Interactive Simulations in an Immersive Dome Environment, an NSF funded grant. The project focuses on ... »
  • A Research+Practice Collaboratory
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium comes together with the Education Development Center, Inverness Research, TERC, the University of Colorado - Boulder, and the University of Washington to form a Research+Practice (R+P) Collaboratory. The Collaboratory seeks to address and reframe the gap between research and practice in K-12 STEM education. This gap persists ... »
  • Terrascope Youth Radio at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/31/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    In MIT’s NSF-funded Terrascope Youth Radio (TYR) program, urban youth, many from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences, worked as paid interns who received training in radio production, reporting and writing stories with scientific content and audio storytelling to create environmentally oriented audio pieces that were engaging and ... »
  • Getting in Synch
    Date: 10/23/2012
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The article describes the purpose of the evaluation for Statistics for Action (SfA): to learn to what extent SfA's set of materials and resources and training developed by math educators with input from environmental organizers, could increase numeracy among environmental organizers and the community members they serve. For this generally ... »
  • Submitting Competitive NSF Proposals, Roundtable Talk Presentation, ASTC 2012 Annual Conference
    Date: 10/16/2012
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    Presentation slides on submitting competitive Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) proposals, originally presented at the 2012 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference ... »