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  • Summative Evaluation: Design Build Fly Exhibition and Program Series
    Date: 10/17/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    Exploration Place, with funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), contracted RK&A to conduct a summative evaluation of Design Build Fly, an exhibition and program series that explores what happens behind-the-scenes in Wichita’s aircraft plants. The goals of the study were to identify how visitors use the exhibition ... »
  • GENIAL: Evaluator's Final Report
    Date: 06/18/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    In June of 2017, the Exploratorium hosted the GENIAL Summit which brought together approximately 91 practitioners, community leaders, diversity-focused organization staff, researchers, and media/marketing specialists from across the country and Puerto Rico for a one and a half day gathering. The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Summit ... »
  • Hall of Human Life Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/14/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Museum of Science, Boston’s Research and Evaluation Department conducted a summative evaluation of The Hall of Human Life (HHL) exhibition. This 9,700 square foot exhibition is geared towards older children and adults. It is focused on human biology and human health with the main message, “Human beings are changing in a changing environment.” ... »
  • Program Evaluation: SPECTRUM Social Stories Project, San Diego Natural History Museum, 2016-17
    Date: 02/01/2018
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The San Diego Natural History Museum contracted RK&A to conduct an evaluation of the SPECTRUM Social Stories Project. The program involved a series of 16 “meetups” for museum staff and young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to visit seven Balboa Park museums. The young adults, with support from museum staff, used their ... »
  • Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science - Final External Evaluation Report
    Date: 01/26/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents the findings from the summative evaluation of the Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science - Synthetic Biology project (MSPES), funded by an NSF AISL award. MSPES aimed to bring together public audiences and professional scientists through public events and forums centered on the topic of synthetic biology. The goal was to ... »
  • World Biotech Tour: Findings from an International Science Center and Museum Program
    Date: 12/31/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) aims to help member institutions inform and educate the public about science through a global lens. The World Biotech Tour (WBT) was a three-year initiative designed to not only promote a greater understanding of biotechnology through public outreach and programming led by science centers and ... »
  • Designing Our World Summative Evaluation Year 4
    Date: 12/15/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    Designing Our World (DOW) was a four-year NSF-funded initiative in which the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) sought to promote girls’ pursuit of engineering careers through community-based programming, exhibition development, and identity research. The overarching aim of DOW was to engage girls ages 9–14 with experiences that ... »
  • Eclipse 2017 Livestream – An evaluation report for NASA
    Date: 12/01/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Exploratorium’s livestream of the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse reached over 63 million people. Live programs in English and Spanish provided an informal learning experience outside the museum. Over 2.75 million people viewed on-demand videos on eclipse science. Sixty major media providers rebroadcast the livestream telescope feed. Edu, Inc ... »
  • The Out-of-School STEM Ecosystem in Hong Kong: Second Report 2016/17
    Date: 10/27/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The landscape for out-of-school STEM learning in Hong Kong is evolving. In 2017, to capture this change, the Croucher Foundation conducted a mapping exercise. This is the second annual mapping exercise conducted by the Croucher Foundation. The study reveals a rich and vibrant ecosystem for out-of-school STEM in Hong Kong with almost 2,000 discrete ... »
  • Integrating Science into Afterschool: A Three Dimensional Approach to Engaging Underserved Populations in Science
    Date: 10/01/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Integrating Science Into Afterschool: A Three-Dimensional Approach To Engaging Underserved Populations In Science, or STEM 3D, was a five year project led by The Franklin Institute. The project was created with three major goals: to (1) increase youth engagement in hands-on, inquiry based, science projects; (2) cultivate intergenerational/parental ... »

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