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  • Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing - Research Experience for Undergraduates - Evaluation of the Summer 2009 Program
    Date: 12/15/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) brings together three universities with unique strengths in nanoscience and nanomanufacturing: the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML); Northeastern University, Boston (NEU); and the University of New Hampshire, Durham (UNH). The University of ... »
  • Science on a Sphere - Thermodynamics: Currents Change - Formative Evaluation - First Draft of Movie
    Date: 12/06/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    Fifty visitors to SMM were recruited on the exhibit floor of the museum and asked to view the first draft of a seven-minute movie being developed for the Science on a Sphere exhibit. Visitors were brought into a small room, sat down and viewed the movie on a computer laptop. After watching the movie, visitors were asked a series of questions to ... »
  • Internet Community of Design Engineers (iCODE) Final Evaluation Report
    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 ... »
  • KQED QUEST Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    KQED's QUEST is a multi-year, multiple-media project seeking to influence the Bay Area's discussions about and activities related to science, the environment, and nature, with a particularly local focus. Rockman et al (REA), a San Francisco-based research and evaluation organization, conducted an evaluation of QUEST programming and activities over ... »
  • Is science me?
    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. ... »
  • Dallas Museum of Art Docent Teaching Practices Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/04/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Dallas Museum of Art's (DMA) Teaching Programs staff desires to learn more about the student experience occurring in the galleries during one-hour docent-guided tours. The focus of the present implementation evaluation is on the docents' role in facilitating the student experience. Before developing a summative study focused on the impact of ... »
  • What's the BIG Idea? Training of Trainers
    Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2005, the Vermont Center for the Book (VCB) received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and implement a program called What's the BIG Idea? to help librarians change their children's story hours to include more mathematics and science content and vocabulary. The project resulted in the creation of a professional ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: Disease Detectives
    Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Disease Detectives, a traveling exhibition made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health. RK&A conducted a summative evaluation ... »
  • Demonstration and Program Summative Evaluation
    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. ... »
  • Volunteer Survey Report 2009
    Date: 10/15/2009
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    From April 19 to June 15, 2009, volunteers had the opportunity to provide feedback on their volunteer experience and offer suggestions for improvement. The survey was initially only available as a web-based survey. Volunteers with email accounts were sent a link to the survey. Those volunteers without an email address were asked to contact ... »