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  • Date: 10/13/2022
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    This is the evaluation report for the first year of the NSF-funded WaterMarks project. It reflects an initial summary of available evidence about the intended outcomes of program activities to date, as well as commentary on how the project is using (or could use) this information moving forward. This report contains descriptions of embedded ... »
  • Date: 10/13/2022
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    This summary brief captures highlights from the evaluation report for the first year of the NSF-funded WaterMarks project (also available on this page). The purpose of this document is to communicate key updates from evaluation in a less technical way with the many different audiences who have an interest in keeping up with WaterMarks. ... »
  • Date: 09/13/2022
    Resource Category!: Summative
    This document is the final evaluation report for the Teen Science Cafes for Advancing STEM in Rural Places project. A Teen Science Café is a free, regularly occurring event during the school year in which a local scientist, engineer, or STEM expert discusses their field experiences with the teen attendees. Ideally, a Teen Leader cohort, under the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Data is increasingly important in all aspects of people’s lives, from the day-to-day, to careers and to civic engagement. Preparing youth to use data to answer questions and solve problems empowers them to participate in society as informed citizens and opens doors to 21st century career opportunities. Ensuring equitable representation in data ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Stark inequities evident in the low representation of Black women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) careers persist despite considerable investment in the diversification of the education-to-workplace STEMM pipeline. College participation rates of Black women measure 4-5% of all degrees in biological and ... »
  • Date: 08/31/2022
    Resource Category!: Summative
    The NSF-funded project titled An Informal Learning Model of Genetic and Genomic Education for Adult Bilingual Learners, was led by Joanne Sandberg, PhD. The project included three phases: Phase I: Investigation of knowledge and beliefs about transmission of traits, genetic and genomic concepts, gene-environment interactions, and environmental ... »
  • Date: 08/30/2022
    Resource Category!: Report
    This guide gathers the ultimate reflections from the Erasmus+ project "Tinkering EU: Addressing the Adults." It was created for science centers, museums and other places of science education interested in exploring the potential of Tinkering for inclusive learning and engagement. It presents lessons learned about: The co-design and the development ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Few people realize that the largest part of our planet’s biosphere remains virtually unexplored and unknown. This enormous habitat, accounting for an area of 116 million square miles or the equivalent size of roughly 30 times the area of the United States, is the abyssal zone of the deep ocean. The abyssal sea floor, at about 6000 ft., contains ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    For some rural communities, the outdoor recreation ecosystem is an integral part of the STEM learning ecosystem that connects rural youth with STEM and STEM career pathways. Landowners and forest managers construct and fly drones to inventory, map, and monitor resources. Hatcheries monitor fish levels and sustain populations for recreational ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Formative
    Through the T523: Formative Evaluation for Educational Product Development course, our team conducted a semester-long formative evaluation for the Museum of Science, Boston (MoS) Gaia Exhibit. The Gaia Exhibit (Gaia) is a new, temporary art installation located in the MoS’s Blue Wing exhibition hall. Gaia that strives to inspire appreciation for ... »

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