GENIAL: Evaluator’s Final Report

June 18th, 2018 | EVALUATION

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.



Team Members

Wendy Meluch, Evaluator,


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1611143

Related URLs

Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos (GENIAL): Informal Science Education Para Todos


Access and Inclusion: Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: Administration | Leadership | Policymakers | Evaluators | General Public | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Conferences | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs