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Informal STEM Education: Resources for Outreach, Engagement and Broader Impacts

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Uploaded by RRI Tools on 24 January 2017

  • Jamie Bell, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education
  • John Falk, Oregon State University
  • Roxanne Hughes, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  • Geoff Hunt, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Julia Parrish, University of Washington
  • Monya Ruffin, Emory University
  • Kalie Sacco, Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Grace Troxel, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education

Over the past ten years, investments in infrastructure for informal STEM education and science communication have resulted in significant growth in the number and variety of resources and depth of expertise available to members of the STEM research community wishing to develop outreach, engagement and broader impacts activities.

This report/white paper recounts some of the developments that led to the existing synergy between Informal STEM Education (ISE), science communication, and STEM research, provides examples of infrastructure and resources that support this work, and identifies areas of opportunity to close existing gaps between the ISE, STEM research, and science communication communities.

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