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  • Date: 12/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Internet Community of Design Engineers (iCODE) program, which took an innovative approach to structuring self-directed learning –– using a collaborative on-line environment to facilitate hands-on activities, was a three year program led by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Machine Science Inc., Cambridge. The overall objective of this ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2009
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    To evaluate the reasons for students in abandoning the science, engineering, and medical (SEM) pipeline while others choosing to continue. The influence of family and teachers on students’ goals in science, activities, and science identity is considered. ... »
  • 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. ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Youth Radio, an after-school media production program, consists of a main campus in Oakland, CA, and regional bureaus in Atlanta, GA, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, CA. Youth Radio’s model is to engage underserved young people in broadcast journalism, radio and web production, engineering, and media literacy through media projects that are ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In 2006, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation's Information/Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) division to create the Dan River Information Technology Academy (DRITA) for under-served high school students in rural Virginia. The only ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Based on nearly two decades of museum programming for low-income Hispanic and African American girls at the Miami Science Museum, this extension service project employs a train-the-trainers approach to build a network of museum-based Extension Agents dedicated to helping informal science educators attract the interest and support the persistence ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The present paper describes the design of teaching materials that are used as learning tools in school visits to a science museum. An exhibition on ‘A century of the Special Theory of Relativity’, in the Kutxaespacio Science Museum, in San Sebastian, Spain, was used to design a visit for first‐year engineering students at the university and assess ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Baseball Stories user generated content (UGC) project. The Baseball Stories project was created by the Information and Interactive Technology Department to allow people to share stories about their experiences with baseball for display in the Baseball As America traveling exhibition. As a ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Summative
    This study looks specifically at the activities of the Tier I, II and III institutions as a way of determining whether it is likely that NISE Net will have an impact on the public through the NSET public outreach activities of those institutions. The main question driving this study is the following: To what extent is NISE Net reaching the public ... »

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