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  • The Out-of-School STEM Ecosystem in Hong Kong: Second Report 2016/17
    Date: 10/27/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The landscape for out-of-school STEM learning in Hong Kong is evolving. In 2017, to capture this change, the Croucher Foundation conducted a mapping exercise. This is the second annual mapping exercise conducted by the Croucher Foundation. The study reveals a rich and vibrant ecosystem for out-of-school STEM in Hong Kong with almost 2,000 discrete ... »
  • Advocate Grant Program Evaluation
    Date: 10/03/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Society for Science and the Public’s Advocate Grant Program provides selected Advocates with funding, resources, and information. Advocates include classroom teachers, school and district administrators, university professors, and informal science educators in community-based programs. The role of the Advocate is to support three or more ... »
  • The Out-of-School STEM Ecosystem in Hong Kong: An exploratory and investigative study 2015/16
    Date: 02/24/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Croucher Foundation recently embarked on a research study to explore informal science learning in Hong Kong. This is the first study to focus on the out-of-school ecosystem for science learning in Hong Kong. This exploratory and investigative study identified over a thousand out-of-school STEM activities that happened between June 2015 and May ... »
  • Design Squad Global: Research Findings from the Second Round of Implementation
    Date: 01/31/2017
    Resource Category: Formative
    DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL (DSG) is a web-based, mobile-accessible digital hub and outreach initiative that creates new opportunities to empower middle school youth to solve real-world problems and understand the impact of engineering in a global context. The project builds on the Design Squad model for engineering education (including a television show ... »
  • Strong Promise: Moving from Interest and Engagement in STEM to Real Academic Results
    Date: 10/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summary Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart examines in this report how STEM education directed toward elementary school girls influences long-term readiness and participation to math and science learning. This report ... »
  • Collection of Evaluation Reports: Energy Explorers Exhibition Development
    Date: 01/06/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the development of the first permanent exhibition to be installed at COSI, a science center in Columbus, Ohio, a number of front-end, developmental, and remedial evaluations were implemented over the course of 3 years. As the embedded evaluator for this project, I was considered part of the design team and was present at almost all the ... »
  • Evaluation of Sparticl STEM Website for Teens
    Date: 03/25/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN, and supported by 3M, Sparticl is a free web and mobile service intended for teens but open to all. For Sparticl, experts have curated existing web videos, games, articles and activities to provide a digital library representing the very best in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM ... »
  • Curious by Nature: A Community Conversation with Families with Special Needs
    Date: 02/13/2010
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    To inform development of the Curious by Nature exhibit and related programs, staff at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (JMZ) wants to hear from parents. Staff are especially interested in the experience of families with children who have special needs. In recent years the JMZ has developed an audience in this community of often close-knit ... »