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  • Date: 12/31/2013
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    In this memo, we present a first version of the conceptual framework funded by the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation. Our goal is to provide clarity around issues of scale and spread, and to develop a tool that can inform strategic thinking by members of the DML (Digital Media and Learning) community and the broader field. At the heart ... »
  • Date: 12/20/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    One objective of the Center for High-rate Manufacturing is to increase knowledge of and interest in nanotechology among secondary and postsecondary students, educators, and the general public. The Center partners with the Museum of Science, Boston, to help carry out these goals. The Museum's CHN sub-award PI and her team provides training to ... »
  • Date: 12/18/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    These audio presentation and transcript files are from a series of webinars about the NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) FY14 solicitation. "AISL Webinar 101: Introduction to the Solicitation" includes an overview of the AISL program, project types, preparing competitive proposals, the review process and NSF merit criteria, other relevant ... »
  • Date: 12/17/2013
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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently opened the 100th Science on a Sphere installation at its headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Science on a Sphere is an interactive 3-D display system for scientists, educators, and the general public to simulate and interact with planetary data. CAISE Director of Online Engagement ... »
  • Date: 12/16/2013
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    How do we know that informal STEM learning happens? Where’s the evidence to support our impact? What are the design principles underlying effective practice? What’s the best way to conceptualize, support, and measure learning in different learning environments and with different audiences? In this second post in the Building Informal Science ... »
  • Date: 12/16/2013
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    For the past several years, one of CAISE’s initiatives has been to explore how our resources can better support scientists and STEM-based professionals who wish to interact with the informal science education (ISE) field to engage the public, communicate their research, and develop educational and outreach activities. With the renewal of CAISE’s ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    GECCo was designed for Junior and Cadette Girl Scout troops. Using the patch structure used in Girl Scouts, the TERC team developed six patches focused on energy conservation topics. Troops were expected to complete three patch activities and an additional “Energy Challenge” activity in order to earn each patch. Initially, 65 troops were recruited ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF),The STEM Pathways project focused on exploring strategies through which at-risk and incarcerated Hispanic youth could be engaged around STEM careers, understand the education, training, and skills they would need to attain them, and think that such a path was a future possibility. To this end, the ... »
  • Date: 12/14/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    SciStarter is the place to find out about, take part in, and contribute to science through citizen science, recreational activities and research projects. If you're a scientist or a representative of a citizen science organization or community group: This is the place to tell eager people about your work and get them interested in helping out. We ... »
  • Date: 12/11/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Science is part of our everyday live; so is art. Some art installations that link the two require the active presence of the spectator. Thereby they help to raise the awareness, promote understanding, and generate an emotional response from the public. This project rests on the public participation model that seeks to explore the connection ... »