2021 Poster – Guerilla Science: a STEAM-approach towards science outreach that engages culturally interested audiences who might not ordinarily engage in STEM

November 2nd, 2021 | RESEARCH

This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. The Guerilla Science project conducted two studies: one at the Oregon Eclipse Festival, a large multi-day residential music and arts festival, and one during the Figment festival, a cultural and family-oriented free festival on Governor’sIsland (NewYorkCity). We used a multi-method research design: trained data collectors conducted intercept interviews of various length; short written feedback forms were made available post events; and we conducted structured observations of events.We compared Guerilla Science audiences with general visitors to the festivals on a range of characteristics, including their appreciation for, interest in, and prior engagement with science, and their satisfaction with the design of Guerilla Science events.



Team Members

Mark Rosin, Principal Investigator, Pratt Institute
Jen Wong, Author, Guerilla Science
Kari O'Connell, Author, Oregon State University
Martin Storksdieck, Author, Oregon State University
Bruce Lewenstein, Author, Cornell University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1612719

Related URLs

Research and Development on Understanding STEM Identity Using Live Cultural Experiences


Audience: Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs