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  • Summative Evaluation: Fusion Science Theater National Training and Dissemination Program
    Date: 06/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Fusion Science Theater (FST) uses elements of playwriting to make informal science education more engaging as well as educational. FST shows incorporate an overarching scientific question that is asked and then answered by a series of participatory exercises and demonstrations. The shows also use “embedded assessment” of learning, which asks ... »
  • Formative Evaluation: CENTC Multi-touch Table
    Date: 05/29/2014
    Resource Category: Formative
    RK&A was contracted by Liberty Science Center (LSC) to conduct a formative evaluation for the development of a multi-touch table in collaboration with the Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis (CENTC). The touch table included four stations at which visitors could build molecules for crude oil products like aspirin and plastic ... »
  • Community STEM Outreach: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 11/18/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Community STEM Outreach Project at the Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC) received funding from the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR) from October 2010 through September 2013. Klein Consulting, with support from Tisdal Consulting, conducted the evaluation of the three-year project. The original proposal from the SLSC to ONR laid the ... »
  • ResearchLink Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded funding to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon to support a “Connecting Researchers and Public Audiences” (CRPA) project titled ResearchLink: Spotlight on Solar Technologies. The primary goals of CRPA projects are to communicate to ... »
  • Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit Boys and Girls Club Program Summative Evaluation and Final Report
    Date: 09/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL)’s outreach program in collaboration with the California Science Project at Irvine (CSPI), housed at the Center for Educational Partnerships at UC Irvine designed, created, implemented, and consistently refined a science program for 8-12 year old students at the Boys and Girls Club(BGC) in ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Marcellus Matters: EASE Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Formative Evaluation
    Date: 09/17/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Formative evaluation of one of four pieces of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. This study examined the effectiveness of an eight-week adult/community education program about topics related to natural gas development. ... »
  • CSMC-OMSI Partnership for Public Engagement Final Report
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The CSMC-OMSI Partnership for Public Engagement (COPPE) project was developed to establish a strong and long-lasting partnership between the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Through participation in this project, COPPE researchers and OMSI educators sought a deeper ... »
  • Making Stuff Summative Evaluation
    Date: 09/01/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    WGBH and the Materials Research Society (MRS) collaborated to create Making Stuff, a multi-faceted project about the all-encompassing role that materials play in shaping our lives. The project included a four-episode NOVA mini-series originally broadcast in January, 2011 that was hosted by NY Times columnist David Pogue, a large-scale national ... »
  • Suitcase Science
    Date: 06/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Suitcase Science is a community-inspired theatre program and exhibit that highlights many scientific disciplines, including anthropology, biology, chemistry, geology, sociology and material culture. Its development was funded through a Legacy grant from the state of Minnesota. To help generate topics and ideas to include in the Suitcase Science ... »