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  • CHN Graduate Student Education and Outreach Summary of 2010 Focus Groups
    Date: 12/20/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    One objective of the Center for High-rate Manufacturing is to increase knowledge of and interest in nanotechology among secondary and postsecondary students, educators, and the general public. The Center partners with the Museum of Science, Boston, to help carry out these goals. The Museum's CHN sub-award PI and her team provides training to ... »
  • Final Report: Pathways to Brighter Futures Through STEM Careers
    Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF),The STEM Pathways project focused on exploring strategies through which at-risk and incarcerated Hispanic youth could be engaged around STEM careers, understand the education, training, and skills they would need to attain them, and think that such a path was a future possibility. To this end, the ... »
  • Girls Energy Conservation Corps Girl Scout Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    GECCo was designed for Junior and Cadette Girl Scout troops. Using the patch structure used in Girl Scouts, the TERC team developed six patches focused on energy conservation topics. Troops were expected to complete three patch activities and an additional “Energy Challenge” activity in order to earn each patch. Initially, 65 troops were recruited ... »
  • STAR_Net Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    STAR_Net brings inquiry-based STEM1 learning experiences to public libraries through two traveling exhibits, associated programming for library patrons, and a virtual community of practice for library staff and others who are interested in bringing STEM programming to libraries. In 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year ... »
  • Nature Research Center Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report contains findings from a summative evaluation study of a set of four featured elements that comprise the new Nature Research Center of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The elements were: 1) an exhibit, Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries; 2) Investigate Labs; 3) Daily Planet Scientist Talks; 4) Science Cafes. Evaluation was ... »
  • Communicating Chemistry in Informal Environments: Evaluating Chemistry Outreach Experiences
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Report
    The most important consideration in evaluating chemistry outreach efforts is how to best use the evaluation to serve project needs. Evaluation should be about making programs more effective—at communicating ideas, changing attitudes, inspiring action, or reaching wider audiences, for example. A well-conducted evaluation typically contributes to ... »
  • Public Libraries as Places for STEM Learning: An Exploratory Interview Study with Eight Librarians
    Date: 11/30/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The public library as a venue for learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is seen as having great potential for implementing informal STEM education. There are 17,000 public library locations in all 50 states; at that scale they can provide citizens in each community opportunities to engage in lifelong STEM learning. With ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • A Proposed Transdisciplinary Framework to Align Comparative Psychology and Social Science Research on Animal Minds
    Date: 11/26/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Social science research into public understanding of animal cognition has tended toward a disciplinary focus with conceptual frameworks, questionnaires, concepts and categories that do not appear to align with the findings emerging from the scientific study of animal cognition. The goal of this paper is to present a framework that aligns the ... »
  • Investigating the Implementation of the Be A Scientist! Project in New York City and Los Angeles: Formative Evaluation-Year Three
    Date: 11/23/2013
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    EDC’s Center for Children and Technology (CCT), a nonprofit research and development organization (cct.edc.org), conducted the formative evaluation of the BAS project for the last three years. Iridescent has assisted CCT researchers in the successful implementation of the evaluation (e.g., organizing site visits and meetings with partners, ... »

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