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  • Date: 12/05/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The overarching goal of this Research in Service to Practice project is to leverage multimodal learning analytics to develop an enriched understanding of visitor engagement in science museums. The project centers on data-rich investigations of visitor engagement with interactive tabletop exhibits about environmental science and sustainability. ... »
  • Date: 12/05/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. This project employs youth (ages 16-21) from frontline communities to work in paid positions as purveyors of climate science, develop communication and leadership skills, and engage in timely conversations with members of the public about climate change impacts in their own ... »
  • Date: 12/05/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. The project's goals are to: Create “data-catcher” exhibits that provide exciting learning experiences about cooperation while allowing visitors to contribute to research in social science. Build public awareness of the methods of social science. Generate valid data for academic ... »
  • Date: 12/05/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Children spend 80% of their waking hours outside of school in the community. Deep inequities exist in access to high quality informal STEM learning opportunities (museums, zoos, safe and beautiful parks). Playful Learning Landscapes (PLL) infuses playful learning opportunities into everyday community spaces where families spend time. This project ... »
  • Date: 12/05/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. The project's activities include regular forums of journalists and social scientists (Slack & Zoom), experimentation with different ways of presenting stats in news graphics and text, focus groups and experiments with audiences, and resources to support journalists beyond our team. ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2021
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Lineage project was a collaboration between Twin Cities Public Television and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The project included creation of a feature-length video program, a Virtual Reality game, and a set of hands-on activities designed for use by multigenerational audiences—all of which were incorporated as part of a ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2021
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    Science writers, science producers, and science engagement specialists from KQED Science Deep Look joined a team of researchers from the University of Connecticut, Missouri State University, and Texas Tech University to focus on women’s preferences and identities as related to their science engagement intentions. Findings from this most recent ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2021
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Empathy is a critical part of the engineering design process. It allows engineers to more deeply understand their clients’ perspectives and design solutions that meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. Studies also show that reframing engineering education to prioritize empathy for others can counteract stereotypes of engineering as impersonal and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2021
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    Making experiences and activities are rich with opportunities for mathematical reasoning that often go unrecognized by both participants and educators. Since 2015, we have been exploring this potential through the Math in the Making initiative. The work focuses particularly on children’s museums and science centers, many of which have developed ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Makerspaces and making-related programs are often inaccessible, unaffordable, or simply not available to underserved youth. This three-year, Innovations in Development project involves partnership with four Recreation Centers (two each in Baltimore and Pittsburgh) to (1) train ... »

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