IMLS MFA 2014: STEM-Supportive Exhibits and Programming

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2017 | PROJECT

Arkansas State University (ASU) Museum will offer engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning experiences for children, at-risk youth, and teachers through three years of membership in the Arkansas Discovery Network, a coalition of seven Arkansas museums that develops and shares children's exhibits. Membership in the network will entitle ASU to nine high-quality, hands-on, STEM-based exhibits that promote "learning by doing" and the needed training in their STEM programming for educators. ASU Museum staff will build substantially upon these exhibits by developing many new and engaging tours, gallery activities, and programs that ensure STEM content registers in learners. This project will enable the museum to offer exceptional experiences with the potential to change attitudes about the value of learning in the targeted audiences in Northeast Arkansas.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Marti Allen, Principal Investigator, Arkansas State University


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0284-14
Funding Amount: $92,013


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Resource Centers and Networks