GENIAL: Evaluator's Final Report
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 focused on increasing Latino participation in Informal STEM Learning (ISL) environments by examining these five content strands identified by the GENIAL team:
1. Latino Audiences
2. Marketing, Communicating, and Media
3. Community Collaboration and Empowerment
4. Organizational Change
5. Relevant STEAM Experiences
Evaluation findings demonstrate that the GENIAL Summit met its goals to identify needs and opportunities for Latinos in ISL, facilitate and strengthen professional relationships, identify recommendations, emerging questions and actionable insights, and contribute to a more informed ISL field.