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  • Date: 12/27/2019
    Resource Category: Summative
    YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) engages young people in digital media production that combines journalism, design, data, and coding. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), YR Media collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s App Inventor to launch WAVES — A STEM-Powered Youth News Network for the Nation . This ... »
  • Date: 12/18/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Developing a growth mindset has been identified as a key strategy for increasing youth achievement, motivation, and resiliency (Rattan et al. 2015). At its core, growth mindset describes the idea that one’s abilities can change through using new learning strategies and receiving appropriate mentoring (Dweck 2008). In contrast, a fixed mindset ... »
  • Date: 12/17/2019
    Resource Category: Summative
    This evaluation brief summarizes the kinds of formative feedback and resources that Rockman et al evaluators provided to inform content and marketing of two science cafés, and support the construction, refinement, and dissemination of a questionnaire about café participants understanding of Science Technology and Society (STS). REA staff members ... »
  • Date: 12/10/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes the research and development of an NSF-funded, five-year experimental program to strengthen informal (out-of-school) STEM learning by youth in five rural communities. The central component of the model was a cadre of community members known as ‘STEM Guides’ who were hired to work as brokers between youth and the STEM ... »
  • Date: 12/09/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, we follow up on food scientists' findings that people judge new food technologies and related products (un)favourably immediately after just hearing the name of the technology. From the reactions, it appears that people use their attitudes to technologies they know to evaluate new technologies. Using categorization theory, in this ... »
  • Date: 12/07/2019
    Resource Category: Summative
    This document contains a description and summaritve evaluation information for the TV Weathercasters and Climate Education award, including impacts of the program on television weathercasters and on their public audiences. The project team documented substantial increases in both the science-based views and climate reporting practices of TV ... »
  • Date: 12/04/2019
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    We collected data from middle school science fairs held in schools across the country to understand: What are the basic models and elements of middle school science fairs; If and how science fairs increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and/or STEM careers If and how participation in select models of middle ... »
  • Date: 12/02/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    When it comes to complex topics in the field of health and risk communication, experts are of high importance for the credibility of a news media report. This paper examines the use of experts and their roles in the news media coverage of multi-resistant pathogens by means of a quantitative content analysis of German print and online news. A ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2019
    Resource Category: Summative
    RK&A conducted a summative evaluation of the New Glass Now exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass. The interpretative goal for the exhibition is to challenge visitors to expand their notions of glass in contemporary art and design. Methodology The goal of the study is to explore visitors’ experiences in the temporary exhibition—the first ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2019
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Museum of Science, Boston (MOS or the Museum), in partnership with EdTogether and in collaboration with researchers and engineers across a range of affective science and technology disciplines, implemented a two-year exploratory research and development initiative titled Empowering Learners through Effective Emotional Engagement (ELEEE), with ... »

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