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  • Date: 06/29/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    One of the many ways that scientific societies and associations aim to support and encourage public and civic engagement among their membership is by conferring awards to those who excel in these areas. This report describes research designed to better understand this class of awards (referred to throughout this report as “engagement awards,” ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    In collaboration with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), and with support from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Learning Innovation will virtually bring together 4-5 dozen diverse (expertise and role, background, ... »
  • Date: 02/17/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    A practical guide containing descriptions of 11 Tinkering activities for adult learners. It can be used by community development and informal learning practitioners working with adult groups. Some of the activities were newly developed while others were adjusted from already existing and tested activities. Special focus is given to activities ... »
  • Date: 02/10/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    KQED, the Northern California PBS and NPR member station, and the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University have recently completed a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project Cracking the Code (CTC): Influencing Millennial Science Engagement . The three-year grant provided funding for an ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    The KQED science news team began a study with Texas Tech University to find out whether stories aimed at generating “awe” would drive deeper engagement with news features. From a preliminary study the team learned people can feel experiences like connectedness and vastness, not only through images but through a written story. The team intended to ... »
  • Date: 01/28/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    This is the final annual report for the AISL project: Collaborative Research: Developing STEM self-efficacy and science identities through authentic astrophysics research in online and face-to-face environments (STEM-ID). Impact Statement: At 100 meters in diameter, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, is the largest ... »
  • Date: 01/13/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    This document is aimed primarily at Informal Learning (IFL) educators working with adult learners from disadvantaged and underserved communities, who wish to: exploit the inclusive nature of Tinkering to create engaging and relevant STEM learning experiences for adult learners and their families better understand how and why collaboration and co- ... »
  • Date: 12/20/2021
    Resource Category: Report
    In order for science media to thrive in an environment where science misinformation is prevalent -- more than ever communicators need tools to be effective in reaching audiences. Researchers in science communication have developed best-practices approaches that can be extremely useful. Connecting researchers in science communication and ... »
  • Date: 10/21/2021
    Resource Category: Report
    In July 2020, Dr. Brigid Barron and her team at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center convened a virtual workshop to mobilize a community of investigators to explore innovative methods for studying family and community learning during the pandemic. Participants included NSF RAPID-COVID grantees from ... »
  • Date: 09/24/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This report summarizes findings of an NSF conference grant designed to support the knowledge-building component of the 2019 Inclusive SciComm Symposium (ISCS). Specifically, this document describes symposium participants' motivations for attending the symposium, the symposium's effectiveness in achieving participants' desired outcomes, and ... »