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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: 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 ... »
  • 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: Evaluation Reports
    In Spring 2006, the Missouri Botanical Garden received a National Science Foundation grant to fund the LIONS program. LIONS trained educators from the St. Louis region, through professional development about place-based education, to deliver after school and summer programming to students grades 5 through 8. Since its inception, the LIONS program ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Summer Science in New England project has established a regional network of summer camp programs grounded in ocean science. In year one, six institutions - New England Aquarium, Northeastern University's Marine Science Center, University of Rhode Island's Alton Jones Camp, the University of Connecticut's Project Oceanology, the Seacoast ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WaterBotics is the underwater robotics curriculum and program that is being disseminated to four regions through a National Science Foundation grant, in collaboration with national and state partners. Its goal is to provide hands-on experiences for middle and high school age youth to engineering design, information technology tools, and science ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The NASA Science Research Mentoring Program (NASA SRMP) is an established mentoring program that presents the wonders of space exploration and planetary sciences to underserved high school students from New York City through cutting-edge, research-based courses and authentic research opportunities, using the rich resources of the American Museum ... »
  • Date: 06/03/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Iowa Children’s Museum designed and built a new aviation exhibit, Take Flight: The Science of Aviation, that delivers NASA’s Informal Education Program to the public by providing high-quality active learning experiences for children and their families outside the formal school classroom setting. This exhibit is a vehicle through which NASA and ... »
  • Date: 05/20/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, John Swanson, executive director of the Cedar Rapids Science Station, describes his experience responding to a major flood that ruined 90% of the exhibits and required nearly $2 million in repairs. Swanson describes how the museum maintained its popular science camp and installed a major exhibition in a shopping mall through ... »
  • Date: 03/20/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Within the UNAM (The National Autonomous University of Mexico) there is an institution, the Dirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia (DGDC) devoted to the popularization of science through different media such as museums, exhibitions, journals, books, radio and TV programs, internet, workshops for children, demos, shows, plays, summer ... »

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