Informal STEM Education: Resources for Outreach, Engagement and Broader Impacts

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Report | Reference Materials
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Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Summer and Extended Camps, Citizen Science Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Resource Centers and Networks, Exhibitions, Informal/Formal Connections
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
General STEM | Nature of science
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, Oregon State University, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Washington, Emory University, Lawrence Hall of Science

Over the past ten years, investments in infrastructure for informal STEM education and science communication have resulted in significant growth in the number and variety of resources and depth of expertise available to members of the STEM research community wishing to develop outreach, engagement and broader impacts activities. This report/white paper recounts some of the developments that led to the existing synergy between Informal STEM Education (ISE), science communication, and STEM research, provides examples of infrastructure and resources that support this work, and identifies areas of opportunity to close existing gaps between the ISE, STEM research, and science communication communities.

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Team Members

James BellAuthor
John H FalkAuthor
Geoff HuntAuthor
Monya RuffinAuthor
Kalie SaccoAuthor
Grace TroxelAuthor

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