Landscape Overview of University Systems and People Supporting Scientists in their Public Engagement Efforts (2017-2018)

This study was commissioned by the Rita Allen Foundation to support a national scale initiative to support scientists in their public engagement efforts.  Scientists and engineers wishing to conduct public engagement do so in the context of established disciplinary norms and complex institutional systems that may support or limit their success. This study resulted in a report that conveys the known complexity and unique challenges for universities trying to support scientists in their public engagement work. It also summarizes the potential levers of change to improve this system.

AAAS Science of Team Science (2016-2018)

trellis AAAS logoLed by Martin Storksdieck and Louise Woodley, the STEM Research Center and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) have partnered to develop a research program that examines the processes by which scientific teams organize, communicate, and collaborate through

Corvallis School District Tablet Evaluation (2016)

Corvallis School District logoThe Corvallis School District has introduced about 4,000 tablet computers into classrooms with the intent to provide students with access to personal devices and digital resources to support their learning. The implementation of the “tablet program” began in 2012 with the goal of connecting every student to a deeper and more personalized learning experience with instructional technology.

Equity Pathways in Informal Science Learning Environments (2015-2016)

King's College London logoIn collaboration with King's College London and Michigan State University, Oregon State University's Lynn Dierking, with some support from Victoria Bonebrake