STEM Education and Training

STEM TIG WEEK: Adapting Monitoring Surveys to Respond to and Engage a Community by Val Marshall, Megan Zelinsky, and Lyssa Wilson Becho

Hi! We are Val Marshall, Megan Zelinsky, and Lyssa Wilson Becho from EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. For over two decades, EvaluATE has administered an annual monitoring survey to capture ATE program activities. We refer to this survey as the ATE Survey. Over time, we’ve …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Engaging Others, Engaging Ourselves: Lessons from across the STEM Learning Sector by Karen Peterman and David Sul

Hello! We are Karen Peterman (www.consultkp.com) and David Sul (www.sulandassociates.com), the outgoing and current Chairs of the STEM Education and Training TIG. Until last year, our TIG had a small and active leadership team and we met as a larger community at the annual meeting. The pandemic changed that.  Today’s blog, and those that follow …

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LGBT TIG Week: Shining a light on LGBTQ+ professionals in STEM by Veronica S. Smith

I am Veronica S. Smith, founder and lead scientist of data2insight, a culturally responsive measurement, evaluation, and assessment firm with team members across the United States. I am also a 52-year-old white, bisexual, cisgender woman who has been educated, trained, and working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions for 30 years. Because of …

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ACM TIG Week: Honoring Community Voices and Multiple Ways of Knowing in Designing STEAM Education Means Doing More than Sending a Survey by Patricia Montaño, Katie Boyd, Christine Okochi, Megan Littrell, & Anne Gold

We are Patricia Montaño, Katie Boyd, Christine Okochi, Megan Littrell, and Anne Gold from the We are Water project based at CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder. We used evaluation to put community perspectives at the center of designing informal STEAM educational experiences about water in the Four Corners Region where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New …

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CEA Affiliate Week: Networking Karma by Matt Feldmann

Hello, I am Matt Feldmann, with Goshen Education Consulting, Inc. and a collaborator for the weekly Independent Consulting Topic Chat.  Does it seem like some of our colleagues are lucky, that they can do no wrong? This blog post concerns Networking Karma, the idea that we can create our own luck. By engaging in our …

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STEM TIG WEEK: CAISE’s Work to Support Evaluation in Informal STEM Learning Settings by Jamie Bell and Sasha Palmquist

Hello, we are Jamie Bell and Sasha Palmquist from the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), the resource center for the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. Our work to support evaluation of informal STEM education has taken many forms since the launch of our InformalScience.org website in 2012. Resources …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Share and Share Alike: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Using Embedded Assessments as Shared Measures by Veronica Del Bianco, Cathlyn (Cat) Davis Stylinski, Rachel Becker-Klein, Amy Grack Nelson, Karen Peterman and Jenna Linhart

Hello – we are a team of evaluators and researchers who work together on a project called Streamlinine Embedded Assessments (NSF #1713434), and we want to share a bit about our efforts to develop embedded assessments as a form of shared measures that can serve the needs and context within citizen science and other forms …

STEM TIG WEEK: Share and Share Alike: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Using Embedded Assessments as Shared Measures by Veronica Del Bianco, Cathlyn (Cat) Davis Stylinski, Rachel Becker-Klein, Amy Grack Nelson, Karen Peterman and Jenna Linhart Read More »

STEM TIG WEEK: Generating and Supporting Innovative Strategies to Build Evaluation Capacity in Communities Historically Underrepresented In STEM by Frances Carter-Johnson, Felicia Fullilove, Mark Leddy, Regina Sievert, Simone Soso and Eric Stone

Hi, we’re Frances Carter-Johnson, Felicia Fullilove, Mark Leddy, Regina Sievert, Simone Soso and Eric Stone. We facilitated an Evaluation 2019 Think Tank entitled “Methods and Practices for Evaluation Capacity Building Projects in STEM Education Communities.” Our team included Data Scientists, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows, Program Officers and an AEA GEDI in the Directorate for …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Multi-modal Connecting with STEM Undergraduate Students to Increase Response Rates by Sharon O’Connor

This is Sharon O’Connor with the Center for Program Design & Evaluation (CPDE) at Dartmouth College. I don’t know about you, but I send out A LOT of online surveys. I used to hit the send button and then grumble and mumble when responses did not instantaneously come flooding in. When your response rates don’t …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Decreasing Intersectional Barriers in Youth Interventions by Shetay Ashford-Hanserd and Kathy Haynie

Hi, we are Shetay Ashford-Hanserd and Kathy Haynie, and we had a panel discussion at AEA 2019 entitled, “Intersectionality, Equity, and Evaluation: Decreasing Intersectional Barriers in NSF-Funded Youth Interventions”. In our discussion, we shared our experiences with three projects addressing equity issues faced by Black and Latino youth pursuing STEM degrees, Indigenous youth engaged in …

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