Teen Science Research, Communication & Education Program (TSRCP): Cohort 1 Evaluation Report

September 1st, 2020 | EVALUATION

The Museum of Science, Boston and Boston University received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a pilot program mentoring high school students in science research, communication, and education practices, through the lens of experimental psychology research. The project's evaluation explored how participation in programmatic elements contributed to changes in youth identity across 3 key dimensions - 1) interest and affinity, 2) skills and self-efficacy, and 3) belonging and community.

This evaluation report highlights findings from the first cohort of students that participated in the program curriculum, and implications for future iteration by the project team.



Team Members

Katie Todd, Evaluator, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Owen Weitzman, Evaluator, Museum of Science, Boston


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Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Division of Research on Learning
Award Number: 1811276
Funding Amount: $299,999.00

Related URLs

Developing A Program Model for High School Science Research, Communication and Education Experiences in Living Laboratory


Audience: Evaluators | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development and Workshops