CHN Graduate Student Education and Outreach Summary of 2010 Focus Groups

December 20th, 2013 | EVALUATION

One objective of the Center for High-rate Manufacturing is to increase knowledge of and interest in nanotechology among secondary and postsecondary students, educators, and the general public. The Center partners with the Museum of Science, Boston, to help carry out these goals. The Museum's CHN sub-award PI and her team provides training to graduate students to help them learn how to engage in education and outreach activities with these groups. To better understand graduate student education and outreach activities, and student participation in the Museum of Science outreach activities and its Sharing Science Workshop and Practicum, focus groups were conducted in August 2010 by the UMass Donahue Institute with CHN graduate students at Northeastern University, UMass Lowell, and the University of New Hampshire.



Team Members

UMass Donahue Institute Research and Evaluation Group, Evaluator
Carol Lynn Alpert, Co-Principal Investigator, Museum of Science, Boston
Carol Barry, Project Manager, University of Massachusetts


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: EEC Division of Engineering Education and Centers
Award Number: 0832785
Funding Amount: 12904641.00


Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | General Public | Undergraduate | Graduate Students | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative
Environment Type: Higher Education Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs