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

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Resource Type:
Summative | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Laboratory Programs
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Discipline: 
General STEM | Nature of science
Organization:
University of Texas, El Paso
Description or Abstract: 

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.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
1322600

Team Members

Justin MageeJustin MageeEvaluator

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