Working With A Scientist Program (WWASP): A Summative Evaluation of Cohort 3

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Resource Type:
Summative | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Laboratory Programs
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
General STEM | Nature of science
University of Texas, El Paso
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This report comprises the third part of a 4-year evaluation assessing the impact of the Working with a Scientist Program (WWASP) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) had on its student-participants. This report includes an assessment of the program’s impact on the third cohort of student-participants. To assess the students’ overall performance, several measures were used. First, a review of participant’s academic performance before and after their involvement in the program was conducted. Second, the impacts that the programs’ cogenerative dialogues (cogens) had in the third cohort of students’ perceptions of their ‘self’, ‘others’ and the ‘group’ as a whole during discussion (cogens) was assessed using the results of the Group Discussion Survey. Lastly, data from the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA), which measures perceptions of gains related to science, were analyzed. A summary of results is included below.

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Team Members

Justin MageeJustin MageeEvaluator

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