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Inverness Research, 2016
In facilities throughout the United States and abroad, communities of scientists share infrastructure, instrumentation, and equipment to conduct scientific research. In these large facilities--laboratories, accelerators, telescope arrays, and research vessels--scientists are researching key questions that have the potential to make a significant…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Case Studies
Inverness Research, 2016
For the past five years, the education and outreach effort of the Sanford Underground Research Facility has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to plan, develop, prototype, and prioritize the suite of educational outreach activities of the lab. Now known as the Sanford Science Education Center (SSEC), education and…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Case Studies
Phillips, Michelle – Inverness Research, 2015
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) represents a partnership between NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The observatory itself is a Boeing 747 SP that has been modified to serve as the world's largest airborne research observatory. The SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program is a component of SOFIA's…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education
St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2014
The Algebra Project DR K-12, funded by the National Science Foundation as a Research and Development Project, addressed the challenge of offering significant STEM content for students to ensure public literacy and workforce readiness. The project's primary purpose was to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a model for establishing four-year…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Algebra, Demonstration Programs, Cohort Analysis
St. John, Mark; Castori, Pam – Inverness Research, 2014
The Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) is a program that seeks to develop a skilled local STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawai'i's growing high-tech industry. Launched as an internship program in 2002, AWI is the result of a long-term collaboration among the University of California Santa Cruz's Institute for Scientist and Engineer Educators…
Descriptors: Program Design, Program Descriptions, Educational Development, Labor Force Development
St. John, Mark; Castori, Pam – Inverness Research, 2014
This brief presents a third party, external perspective on the Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI), highlighting some of the contributions of the initiative over the last ten years. AWI is a program that seeks to develop a skilled local STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawai'i's growing high-tech industry. It began as an internship program…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, STEM Education, Skill Development, Job Skills
St. John, Mark; Castori, Pam – Inverness Research, 2014
The Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE) is a national effort to improve STEM education and workforce development by transforming how the next generation of scientists and engineers teach and mentor. Housed at the University of California, Santa Cruz, ISEE is the legacy of the educational side of the Center for Adaptive Optics…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Labor Force Development, Professional Development
St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2014
The Community Science Workshops (CSWs)--with funding from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation--created a network among the CSW sites in California. The goals of the CSW Network project have been to improve programs, build capacity throughout the Network, and establish new sites. Inverness Research has been…
Descriptors: Workshops, Networks, Program Improvement, Program Development
St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2014
The Community Science Workshops (CSWs)--with funding from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation--created a network among the CSW sites in California. The goals of the CSW Network project have been to improve programs, build capacity throughout the Network, and establish new sites. Inverness Research has been…
Descriptors: Networks, Workshops, Student Surveys, Interviews
Phillips, Michelle; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2013
In 2009, the National Science Foundation funded the "Dynabook: A Digital Resource and Preservice Model for Developing TPCK" project through its Discovery Research K-12 program. Dynabook project leaders and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized that digital textbooks would soon be a primary instructional resource, and seized…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Engineering, Research and Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Helms, Jenifer; Stokes, Laura – Inverness Research, 2013
A "conference" is a familiar mode of work for academics. Conferences provide opportunities to bring professionals working in a field together to share and build knowledge. As common as conferences are, however, they are quite challenging to design in ways that truly succeed in galvanizing the attention of an academic community on a…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Professional Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Case Studies
Heenan, Barbara; Helms, Jenifer V. – Inverness Research, 2013
Inverness Research has conducted a "legacy study" focusing on a series of philanthropic investments aimed at improving science education in the San Francisco South Bay Area that extended for over 15 years. Roughly nine school districts enjoyed a steady stream of support for science education improvement that began with funding from the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Improvement, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support
Robles, Dawn; Mitchell, Heather; Horsch, Elizabeth; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2010
"Listening to the River" (LTTR) is a watershed science education project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project aims to deliver watershed education experiences in and around Traverse City, Michigan, and also to develop a model that can be replicated in other locations. Inverness Research was contracted by the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness, Science Education
Phillips, Michelle; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2010
Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA) is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project consisting of six three-way partnerships between the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) and an informal science education institution (ISEI) partnered with an institution of higher education (IHE). Together, educators from the ISEI (often…
Descriptors: Science Education, Informal Education, Marine Education, Oceanography
Inverness Research, 2010
The three case studies presented in this paper are descriptive and evaluative in nature, and are designed to describe, explain, and portray in some detail three examples of COSIA partnerships. These cases are context bound; the place-based aspect of these cases is critical to the phenomenon being explored. Consistent with the goal for employing a…
Descriptors: Science Education, Informal Education, Marine Education, Oceanography
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