MedLab Final Evaluation Report

Friday, August 18, 2017
Resource Type:
Summative | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Education and learning science | Health and medicine | Life science | Nature of science
Access and Inclusion: 
People with Disabilities
Low Socioeconomic Status
New Knowledge Organization, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

This is the final report from the external evaluator of the project that created MedLab, an interactive learning experiences for Chicago area middle and high school students. This external evaluator's final report summarizes the outcomes and impacts of the five-year (2012-2017) funding compared to project objectives. The aim of the project was to use in person and online curricula, including a humanoid patient simulator (iStan®), to build interest in and knowledge of health sciences and health careers, with a particular focus on local community health concerns. An additional goal was to promote literacy in the scientific process by diagnosing and devising a treatment solution for a patient’s illness.

Funding Program: 
Science Education Partnership Award
Award Number: 
#1 R25 RR026013-01A1

Team Members

Christina Shane-SimpsonChristina Shane-SimpsonAuthor
John FraserAuthor
Susan HannahSusan HannahAuthor
Kin KongKin KongAuthor
Patricia WardPatricia WardCo-Principal Investigator
Rabiah MayasCo-Principal Investigator

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