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

April 1st, 2017 | EVALUATION

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.



Team Members

Justin Magee, Evaluator, University of Texas, El Paso


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1322600

Related URLs

Transforming Students' Partnerships with Scientists through Cogenerative Dialogues


Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: General STEM | Nature of science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Laboratory Programs | Public Programs