Summative Evaluation of Soundprint’s Out of This World Project

Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Resource Type:
Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Adults | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | Engineering | Space science
Access and Inclusion: 
Women and Girls
Organization:
Informal Learning Solutions, Soundprint Media
Description: 

This report presents an evaluation study of Soundprint Media's project, Out of This World (#0741737), which was funded by the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education Program. The mission of the project was to introduce adult radio listeners and youth participants in museum events to the historical context and challenges faced by African-Americans and women who were involved as professionals in the United States' space program in the 1960's. The project website, capecosmos.com, included an interactive menu of activities set within the context of a NASA mission control center, an archive of the radio programs, video portraits of some of African American engineers or women featured in the radio programs, and activities introducing some science principles involved in the space program (e.g., launching a rocket). The project resulted in a number of positive impacts for listeners who participated in the evaluation and participants at museum events combining live or video interviews with related hands-on events. Reports from event coordinators indicated that, overall, the events had a positive impact on the sponsoring organizations.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
0741737
Funding Amount: 
932149

Associated Projects

Team Members

Robert RussellEvaluator

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