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  • Date: 09/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Engineering is arguably one of the most critical skills in any society, from building bridges and homes, to designing cell phones and life-saving medical devices. Yet many Americans do not consider engineering to be essential or relevant to their everyday lives, and may even question its positive impact on society. While there have been gains in ... »
  • 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: 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 ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The news arguably serves to inform the quantitative reasoning (QR) of news audiences. Before one can contemplate how well the news serves this function, we first need to determine how much QR typical news stories require from readers. This paper assesses the amount of quantitative content present in a wide array of media sources, and the types of ... »
  • Date: 12/30/2021
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Dinosaurs of Antarctica is a giant screen film and outreach project that documents the work of NSF-funded researchers on expeditions to Shackleton Glacier during the 2017-2018 field season. This immersive film and companion television special will bring the past to life and engage the ... »
  • Date: 12/28/2021
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Nothing generates excitement like sound! From the iconic guitar riffs in Led Zeppelin’s famous song “Stairway to Heaven” to birds energetically singing (way too early in the morning) outside my bedroom window, nonscientists can relate to acoustics. Many of us entered the field because we love music, a passion evident at the jam sessions that ... »
  • 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: 12/20/2021
    Resource Category!: Research Case Study
    We were interested in learning which images -- videos, graphics or GIFs -- worked best in our Facebook posts to inform our future Facebook content creation strategies. This collaborative research project between KQED, a public media organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Texas Tech University and Rockman et al conducted research to study ... »
  • Date: 12/20/2021
    Resource Category!: Research Brief
    Media researchers from Texas Tech University, evaluators at Rockman et al, and KQED, a public media organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area, set out to understand the COVID-19 information needs of its community to assist KQED science journalists with their health coverage. This is a summary of what we learned. ... »
  • Date: 12/07/2021
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Thousands of webcams available to the public are operated by STEM organizations, such as zoos, museums, and government agencies. However, as of yet no research has quantified any aspect (cognitive, behavioral, or emotional) of viewer outcomes. Our objective is to build foundational ... »