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Introduction Although science museums are making efforts to become more inclusive and relevant, they are still not for everyone. Some people would never consider visiting one, even if they pass by it daily (Dawson, 2014). Many factors feed into this feeling (e.g., systemic racism and bias that make science museums irrelevant to many, architecture that belittles nonwhite guests). But ... Read more
DATE: February 9th, 2022

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This blog was co-authored with Tracey Wright, Senior Researcher & Developer at TERC. Merson is a Project Director at TERC and coordinates the National Science Foundation-funded project iSWOOP, or Interpreters and Scientists Working on Our Parks, with co-Principal Investigators Louise Allen and Nickolay Hristov. iSWOOP is designed to make active science research a visible, interactive part of ranger-led, interpretive programs ... Read more
DATE: September 21st, 2018

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This blog was co-written with Joanna Laursen Brucker, Chief Operating Officer at the New Knowledge Organization, Ltd. and Mary Ann Wojton, Project Manager at Center of Science and Industry’s (COSI) Center for Research and Evaluation. Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter 3 (WZAM3) is a national, collaborative study led by the New Knowledge Organization, Ltd. (New ... Read more
DATE: March 27th, 2019

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Authors: Amy Grack Nelson, Evelyn Christian Ronning, Scott Van Cleave, Choua Her As we pass the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world continues to struggle with the many ways our lives have changed and the uncertainty that remains about the future. Vaccines are being widely administered, but how and when life will ... Read more
DATE: April 15th, 2021

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Application submission is open until November 1, 2016 for the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement Fellowship. This opportunity convenes mid-career scientists who demonstrate leadership not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The 2017-18 Fellows cohort will be composed of infectious disease researchers. The selected Fellows will spend ... Read more
DATE: September 12th, 2016

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Want to help contribute to our growing understanding of how to evaluate public engagement with science activities? AAAS is collecting evaluation instruments and reports that will be used to identify common questions and metrics. Please share your work! Please click on the survey link below to share evaluation instruments and/or reports that focus on outcomes ... Read more
DATE: January 11th, 2016

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DATE: February 1st, 2024

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Review a brief summary of CAISE activities from 2007-2022
DATE: February 8th, 2022

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About REVISE Our Mission Our Vision About Our Logo Contact Us The Reimagining Equity and Values in Informal STEM Education (REVISE) Center is a resource center for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program and is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) award DRL-2229061. REVISE is a collaborative effort to ... Read more
DATE: February 6th, 2024

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Overview About NSF AISL Applying for Funding Current Funding Opportunities Resources Funded AISL Projects Solicitation Webinars NSF Resource Centers Service Be an AISL Reviewer Work for NSF The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning ... Read more
DATE: February 6th, 2024

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About REVISE Our Mission Our Vision About Our Logo Contact Us In 2023 we set out on this rebranding journey to develop a new look that honors our mission to Reimagine Equity and Values in Informal STEM Education (REVISE). After a series of collaborative brainstorming sessions, concept iterations, and thoughtful refinements, we achieved a look ... Read more
DATE: June 6th, 2024

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An open-access book on academic ableism.
DATE: February 25th, 2024

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Access peer-reviewed articles about STEM learning in environments such as makerspaces, afterschool programs, and formal/informal partnerships.
DATE: February 6th, 2024

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Designing your presentations for increased accessibility is crucial to supporting diverse audiences with varying needs. It signals who is valued in the space. As disability activist-scholars Alice Wong, Mia Mingus, and Sandy Ho remind us, access is love. In this free webinar led by Lisette Torres-Gerald, REVISE Center PI, we will explore accessibility and best ... Read more
DATE: June 6th, 2024

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REVISE Webinars »Access is Love: Showing Who is Valued Via Accessible Presentations Designing your presentations for increased accessibility is crucial to supporting diverse audiences with varying needs. It signals who is valued in the space. As disability activist-scholars Alice Wong, Mia Mingus, and Sandy Ho remind us, access is love. The REVISE Center explores accessibility ... Read more
DATE: July 9th, 2024

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Overview The best practices outlined in this page are borrowed from the REVISE Center’s Inclusive Communication Strategy, developed by the Center’s Communications team. This page seeks to serve as a resource for the informal STEM education field and it is intended to be updated regularly—evolving as we learn. In our commitment to equity and inclusivity, ... Read more
DATE: July 5th, 2024

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All National Science Foundation (NSF) awards funded since 2010 are required to submit a Project Outcomes Report upon completion of their work. These reports are meant to provide increased transparency and inform the general public about the results of research conducted with taxpayer funding. To learn more about Project Outcomes Reports, visit the NSF website. ... Read more
DATE: December 13th, 2016

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DATE: January 24th, 2024

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DATE: January 21st, 2024

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You can improve your InformalScience.org presence by adding a picture to your profile. Profile pictures appear next to your name on resource pages and in the member directory. To add a profile picture, log in to InformalScience.org. If you are already logged in, you can select “My Account” in the top right corner of the ... Read more
DATE: August 3rd, 2017

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This article was migrated from a previous version of the Knowledge Base. The date stamp does not reflect the original publication date. Overview  There are a variety of informal science education programs that target adult learners. These programs exist along a continuum from casual drop-in programs (e.g., 1-2 hour workshops or lectures on scientific topics ... Read more
DATE: February 2nd, 2017

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On February 2, 2015, the National Science Board (NSB) convened to discuss priorities and policies for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSB, along with the NSF Director, pursues the goals and functions of the Foundation, as well as establishes policy for the NSF and serves as an independent body of advisors to the ... Read more
DATE: November 20th, 2015

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A new interactive resource
DATE: February 4th, 2022

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A hybrid workshop titled Beyond Broadening Participation: Research to Progress to Impact on May 17-18, 2023 will occur in Washington, DC. This workshop, hosted by the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, will focus on issues raised by the recently released report Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and ... Read more
DATE: May 10th, 2023

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce that the consensus study report Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations: Beyond Broadening Participation will be released on February 14, 2023 at 11:00 am ET. The report will review the literature on bias and racism in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine ... Read more
DATE: January 31st, 2023