Health Science Education Partnership (HSEP)

September 30th, 2000 - August 31st, 2005 | PROJECT

The overall goal of this project is to further develop and test one high-potential current health science research dissemination strategy initially prototyped as part of the SEPA Phase I development of the Museum of Science-s Current Science & Technology Center: updateable interactive digital multimedia displays on current research that can be networked to multiple locations, including science museums, libraries, and student centers. This SEPA project aims to broadly disseminate learning resources on nanomedicine research, capitalizing on the momentum provided by the new NSF-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), also headquartered at the Museum of Science, Boston, which has plans to place exhibits relating to nanotechnology in 100 museums by 2011. In collaboration with the NISE-Net, the SEPA-funded team will: 1) Research, write, and produce four - six multimedia stories about current nanomedicine research, including elements such as researcher profiles, interpretive animations, interactives exploring the basic science, potential for human benefit, and pathways for further inquiry, 2) Prototype an updateable and networkable software interface and a physical digital display kiosk that can serve audiences in science museums, student centers, libraries, and other public locations, 3) Evaluate the effectiveness of interface and story content and make plans for further development and distribution, and 4) Develop additional content production partnerships with research centers and media.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products
Engaging Public Audiences in Current Health Science at the Current Science & Technology Center (Museum of Science, Boston)
Public Understanding of Science: A Literature Review

Team Members

Carol Lynn Alpert, Principal Investigator, Museum of Science, Boston


Funding Source: NIH
Award Number: R25RR015653


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Health and medicine
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Library Exhibits | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits