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  • Date: 12/21/2005
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    Before analysing the role of the mediators in relation to scientific education, I deem it important to provide a short overview on how scientific museums evolved from the early curiosity cabinets to the modern web cast. Although the term “museum” is no longer adapted to the new structures employed for the diffusion of scientific and technical ... »
  • Date: 12/09/2005
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    The management of health risks related to scientific and technological innovations has been the focus of a heated debate for a few years now. In some cases, like the campaigns against the use of GMOs in agriculture, this debate has degenerated into a political and social dispute. Even risk analysis studies, which appeared in the 1970s in the ... »
  • Date: 11/05/2005
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) is a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. The Network's overall goal is to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    In October 2005, the National Science Foundation brought members of its nanoscale science and engineering education (NSEE) projects to Arlington, VA for a 2-day workshop to explore the status of on-going efforts and to forge collaborations at the national level that would facilitate future efforts. NSF currently funds NSEE projects through the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE), in collaboration with the Museum of Science, Boston, is organizing the first steps toward developing a nation-wide effort to bring together science museum professionals and civil engineers with the purpose of forming a long-term collaborative network. The network's ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing a new PBS television show with accompanying Web and outreach activities for 9- to 12-year-olds, to inspire a generation of budding engineers. "Design Squad" (working title) will be a 13-part television series, which combines the appeal of a game show with the drama of real-world challenges to engender enthusiasm and promote ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    This cooperative agreement will support the Tech Museum of Innovation (The Tech) in San Jose, California in acquiring SOS-related hardware and software, as well as providing the technical support to facilitate the installation of SOS in The Tech's Exploration Gallery in 2005-2006. Science On a Sphere will be the focal point of The Tech Museum's ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science (MOS) seeks to establish a Network, a national infrastructure designed to foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science and engineering (NSE). As part of this undertaking, MOS will create a set of interactive, media-based and discourse-based educational productes based on NSE; generate new ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The X-Tech program will bring together the Exploratorium and staff at five Beacon Centers to create an innovative technology program using STEM and IT activities previously tested at the Exploratorium. At each X-Tech Club, two Beacon Center staff and two Exploratorium Youth Facilitators will work with 20 middle school students each year for a ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    EDC and the Lawrence Hall of Science propose an intensive, innovative mentoring and professional development model that will build the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) to deliver high-quality science and engineering curricula to children in after-school programs. The program's goal is to alleviate two consistent problems of after- ... »

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