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  • Date: 06/20/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    There was a time when “science comic” meant a straightforward collection of pictures with a lot of captions and a few word balloons. The main character would recite a series of facts and definitions, and any attempt at plot or character development would be interrupted by a lecture. The comics featured more diagrams than action scenes, with clunky ... »
  • Date: 05/15/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This issue features contributions on the theme of STEM Learning Surrounds Us: Building learning ecosystems that connect STEM education across multiple settings. One contribution features a statewide effort in North Carolina, while two others deal with the challenges of serving rural populations. Reader response has been positive regarding the ... »
  • Date: 03/13/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    van den Sanden and Vries curate reflections and insights about the shared goals, practices and processes which bring together academics and practitioners in science education and communication. The book spotlights areas of productive overlap but is just the beginning for meaningful collaboration. ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This editorial from the Connected Science Learning Journal celebrates the success of the journal's first issue. It also highlights the journal's switch to a serial format. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    My dream—many would call it a fantasy—is that someday, science will be as pervasive in society as sports. We already have professional science, but imagine the day that we have extensive programs that feature intramural science, after-school science, and that pick-up science activity at the local park. Passionate amateur scientists will exist in ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Connected Science Learning is a journal around which all science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educators can gather. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) have partnered on this National Science Foundation (NSF)–funded project to leverage our extensive combined reach ... »
  • Date: 06/19/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    As collective impact initiatives blossom around the country, Northern Kentucky provides a case study in handling a dilemma that can spring from that growth: When multiple initiatives develop overlapping missions, members, and audiences, how can you reduce competition and increase impact? Today, Northern Kentucky's education initiatives are aligned ... »
  • Date: 02/08/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This essay seeks to explain what the “science of science communication” is by *doing* it. Surveying studies of cultural cognition and related dynamics, it demonstrates how the form of disciplined observation, measurement, and inference distinctive of scientific inquiry can be used to test rival hypotheses on the nature of persistent public ... »
  • Date: 09/22/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    ‘Who’s Asking: Native Science, Western Science, and Science Education’ explores two key questions for science education, communication and engagement; first, what is science and second, what do different ways of understanding science mean for science and for science engagement practices? Medin and Bang have combined perspectives from the social ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article offers information on Quin Etnyre, a 13-year-old boy from Southern California who founded the electronics company Qtechknow. Topics discussed include Etnyre's invention of the ArduSensors plug-and-play electronic device components, Etnyre's used of the open-source electronics prototyping platform Arduino to began his company, and ... »

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