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    Cornell University

    Cornell University

    Style Engineers
    2013-2017
     

     

    Cornell used fashion to attract girls to STEM. Hands-on fashion design activities engaged middle school girls in STEM topics and exposed them to STEM careers.

    Evaluation helped clients to think through learning outcomes and capture the results.

    Conservation Bridge
    2013

     


    Cornell students used online video case studies to study real-world environmental problems.

    Faculty and student interviews and course evaluations showed that students in the study became more motivated, engaged, and confident in their ability to analyze complex problems.

    Online Resources in Biology
    2009-2012

     


    Cornell University created a program to teach college professors how to train students to conduct biological research by analyzing online scientific data.

    Edu reviewed curriculum, student data, faculty interviews and website analytics. Evaluation data contributed findings for publication.

    Training

    FlexEBio IGERT
    2007-2013
     


    Cornell University developed interdisciplinary graduate training in flexible bioelectronics.

    Evaluation defined project outcomes, monitored training, and presented actionable results to Cornell and NSF.

    STC IREP
    2005-2009

     


    NSF asked for help developing a new program to support international research experience in advanced technologies.

    Edu led the design and testing of a pilot program that resulted in a new NSF-funded program. Forty-four students did research and studied with scientists in 18 countries.

    Zoom into Nano
    2003-2009

     


    2 million visitors at Disney’s EPCOT® explored the “invisible” nano-scale universe through hands-on exhibits.

    Focus groups in U.S. classrooms and a national study explored peoples’ understanding of nanotechnology. The data helped make the exhibits’ complex ideas easy to understand.

    Science Education

    It's a NanoWorld
    2000-2003
     


    The Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornell University created a hands-on nanoscience exhibition for kids and families that opened at Disney’s EPCOT®.

    Edu performed user testing to evaluate young children’s ability to understand abstract nanoscience concepts and leveraged results to simplify and focus exhibits and content.

    Science Education

    In-Touch Science
    2000-2003
     


    A national program trained hundreds of adults to lead a series of hands-on science experiences for children in grades three through five.

    Evaluation assessed children’s engagement and learning, adult leaders’ comfort and confidence, and ways to improve the program.

    Science Education

    Boyce Thompson Institute
    2004
     


    BTI at Cornell University does high-tech plant research to improve crops, increase food security, and develop sustainable agriculture.

    Edu led a national study to identify companies and foundations supporting research and education in biotechnology and molecular biology for plant research.

    Science Education

    Science Education

    NASA

    Exploratorium Eclipse 2017
    2017

     


    NASA funded a livestream and satellite broadcast of the 2017 U.S. total solar eclipse that reached 63 million viewers across 60 major media providers.

    Edu evaluated reach and impact. We analyzed 16.5 million tweets to assess the online impact of the eclipse broadcast.

    Eclipse from Micronesia
    2016

    NASA funded a satellite broadcast of a total solar eclipse live from Micronesia in 2016.

    Edu tracked dissemination and impact of the broadcast leveraging IBM Watson to analyze evaluation data and unearth hidden trends.

    Mars and Stars
    2003

    Cornell University and NASA developed video games to showcase the science behind Mars exploration.

    Edu advised on education game design and tested video games with children.

    Digital Learning

    Gates Foundation

    Franklin & Marshall College

    Gates Foundation
    2012

    An interactive children’s e-book series for tablet devices tells the personal stories of children whose lives have been touched by aid efforts.

    Edu advised on developing an evaluation plan and Theory of Change for the project.

    Training

    HHMI Public Health
    2012-2016

    Undergraduates do public health outreach and biomedical research in Mennonite and Amish communities.

    Edu evaluated the effectiveness of innovative courses, translational research, and leadership training.

    Training

    HHMI Bioinformatics
    2008-2012

    Undergraduate science education combined student research, new courses, faculty and teacher training in bioinformatics – the computer analysis of biological data.

    Evaluation showcased best practices and helped support a request for new project funding.

    Training

    Purdue University

    Training in Sustainable Electronics
    2013-2019


    Purdue and Tuskegee University teams researched and created sustainable electronics to reduce electronic waste.

    Edu acted as evaluator and coach, monitoring project outcomes from inception through completion. Reports highlighted the project’s unique accomplishments.

    Training

    Alabama Universities

    CPU2AL: EPSCOR
    2017-2022

    Nine universities and industry partners formed an alliance to collaborate on advanced research in plasma physics to develop new technologies and jobs.

    Edu acted as an intellectual partner and helped to review the strategic plan, monitor progress, and evaluate outcomes.

    Research

    Hunter College

    Radiochemistry IGERT
    2013-2017

    Hunter College collaborated with Memorial Sloan Kettering and Cornell Medical College to create an innovative interdisciplinary dual-mentorship model to train Ph.D. radiochemists.

    Pre-post interviews tracked trainees’ satisfaction and changes in STEM career skills. The summative study showed funders the project’s impact on graduate students, faculty, and their institutions.

    Training

    University of Missouri

    ARIS: Advancing Research Impact
    on Society

    2018-2024

    An NSF Center helps scientists and grant professionals demonstrate the broader impacts of research – STEM training, diversity, new infrastructure, and economic development.

    Edu advises leadership on Center operations, guides a national training needs assessment, and evaluates the outcomes of training, fellowship, and partnership programs.

    Research

    MO EPSCoR:
    Climate and Plant Research

    2014-2019

    Five teams from ten universities partnered to research climate and identify genes that help plants respond to climate trends.

    Edu monitored progress against strategic plan and evaluated internal communication to improve collaboration between teams.

    Research

    MU Neutron Scattering for Science and Engineering
    2011-2018

    Innovative interdisciplinary training was used to teach neutron scattering through hands-on learning, problem-based learning and partnerships with national laboratories.

    A six-year evaluation helped to make continuous improvements to a highly-effective training model.

    Training

    National Alliance for Broader Impacts

    2015-2020

    An international network of 700 professionals helps researchers design, implement, and evaluate broader impacts – the social benefits of funded research.

    Edu advised project leadership and guided evaluation to report the project’s successes and position the project for continuing funding.

    Research

    MU HHMI C3
    2010-2014

    The University of Missouri created a new initiative that trained scientists to collaborate and use new media to communicate biomedical research.

    Annual reports captured the project’s innovative and unique approach to inform and help funders make decisions about the value of their investment.

    Training

    MU GK12 ShowMe Nature
    2011-2016

    Scientists partnered with elementary school teachers to design fun activities to engage kids in hands-on science.

    Evaluation reviewed teachers’ and students’ experience and tracked outreach to minority serving schools. Success stories communicated accomplishments to the funder.

    Training

    University of California – Berkeley

    HowtoSmile.org
    2005-2007

     

    UC Berkeley created an online library of free, fun math and science activities for kids. The website served tens of millions of users and won multiple awards.

    Edu served as a senior advisor providing leadership and insight to guide planning and evaluation.

    Digital Learning

    Nano Ethics
    2006-2009

    UC Berkeley created an interactive website and television series focusing on the ethics of nanotechnology.

    Edu storyboarded new content, developed learner personas and built use cases. We helped test innovative ideas using video kiosks to start conversations between learners.

    Digital Learning

    Windows on Research
    2002-2006

     


    The Nanozone hands-on museum exhibition promoted public awareness of nanotechnology.

    Edu provided front-end research to understand the audience and formative evaluation to improve exhibits. We used summative evaluation to document and help share the results.

    Science Education

    UC: Davis

    STC Minority Recruitment
    2005-2007

    University of California, Davis sponsored a national competition to fund trial programs to increase ethnic diversity among high-technology professionals.

    Edu monitored the program’s results. In-depth interviews with students and faculty helped the client to gain new insights on best practices for recruiting minority students.

    Research

    Hobart & William Smith Colleges

    Crossing Boundaries
    2009-2014

    Teacher training and curriculum introduced conservation science and biodiversity using geospatial technologies.

    Collaborative evaluation offered formative feedback to help improve the project. A summative study reported the project’s significant outcomes and produced evaluation data for research publications.

    Training

    GIT Ahead
    2006-2009

    Teachers learned to use geospatial information technology (think Google Earth) activities to help students learn science.

    Edu helped to develop clear goals and measurable outcomes so the project could incorporate evaluation results into published research.

    Training

    Norfolk State University

    Wright State University

    Magnetic Nanostructured Materials IGERT
    2010-2016

     


    A new training model promoted student-led collaborative research to create magnetic and nanostructured materials.

    Formative and summative evaluation established the credibility of a new, unique, and successful training model.

    Training

    Into the Rift
    2011-2016

    An online field trip to Lake Tanganyika in Africa’s Rift Valley introduced ecology through stunning video and stories of research scientists.

    Edu evaluated website usability and compared learning outcomes to project goals.

    Digital Learning

    National Geographic

    Channel

    Animals In Motion
    2000-2002

    National Geographic created a hands-on museum exhibit that allowed children to control and interact with videos of interesting animals in motion, like otters swimming and cheetahs running.

    Edu conducted focus groups with children to learn which animals they found interesting and exciting. We performed user-testing with blind visitors to improve the exhibit’s accessibility through rich narration.

    Digital Learning

    Annenberg Learner

    Annenberg Channel
    2000-2005

     


    Annenberg Media sponsored a national evaluation of their satellite channel, which broadcasts programs to improve K-12 math and science education.

    Edu helped develop case studies to update staff on access to the channel, identify benefits to teachers, and report best practices in teacher professional development.

    In partnership with Inverness Research Associates.

    Digital Learning

    Albany International

    NIH

    AI Corporate College
    2000-2007

     


    Albany International developed a corporate training program to train paraprofessionals into highly-skilled technicians qualified to use complex new manufacturing technology.

    Edu guided the development of training to improve processes, decrease waste, increase employee retention, and create significant return on investment.

    Training

    National Institutes of Health
    2007-2016

     


    NIH Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) funds innovative STEM education through partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers, schools, and science museums.

    Edu advised prominent research universities on developing rigorous evaluation of NIH-funded STEM learning.

    Training

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Training

    Digital Learning

    Digital Learning

    Research

    Digital Learning

    Digital Learning