Frontier Scientists Final Evaluation Report, 14-16

October 26th, 2016 | EVALUATION

Frontier Scientists is comprised of a website and portfolio of videos created for distribution web-wide and through television broadcast. The goal of this program is to excite the general public about ongoing science in Alaska and the Arctic. This is the summary evaluation of a three-year National Science Foundation grant received by Frontier Scientists. Frontier Scientists contracted PEER Associates to conduct the evaluation. Over the course of the three years, the evaluation was focused on both formative (intended to inform and improve programming) and summative (what has the program accomplished thus far) efforts. The foci of this evaluation were the following: program implementation - an investigation of how the project was in fact implemented on the ground, including formative recommendations for program implementation activities; and program outcomes, including: a) the efficacy of scientist video-training workshops (Years 1 and 2); b) video viewer changes in interest, awareness, knowledge, and attitudes about Alaska/Arctic science (Years 1, 2, and 3); and c) website and video use (Years 1 and 2).



Team Members

Rachel Becker-Klein, Evaluator, PEER Associates
Chris Hardee, Evaluator, PEER Associates
Liz OConnell, Principal Investigator, Frontier Scientists


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 1304904

Related URLs

Science in Alaska: Using Multimedia to Support Science Education


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Scientists
Discipline: Climate | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM | Geoscience and geography | Nature of science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Formative | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology