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Cornell University

Cornell University

Style Engineers


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


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


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.



Cornell University developed interdisciplinary graduate training in flexible bioelectronics.

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



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


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

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

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

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


Exploratorium Eclipse 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

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

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

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.

Digital Learning

HHMI Public Health

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.


HHMI Bioinformatics

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.


Purdue University

Training in Sustainable Electronics

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.


Alabama Universities


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.


Hunter College

Radiochemistry IGERT

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.


University of Missouri

National Science Foundation -
NRT Research Traineeship


The NSF NRT program funds innovative, interdisciplinary STEM training for graduate students. Programs teach research skills and provide knowledge and competencies needed for STEM careers.

Edu advises leadership on developing competitive training and evaluating the outcomes of fellowships and research.


Climate and Plant Research


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.


MU Neutron Scattering for Science and Engineering

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.


National Alliance for Broader Impacts


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.



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.


MU GK12 ShowMe Nature

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.


University of California – Berkeley


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

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


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

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.


Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Crossing Boundaries

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.


GIT Ahead

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.


Norfolk State University

Wright State University

Magnetic Nanostructured Materials IGERT


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.


Into the Rift

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


Animals In Motion

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


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


AI Corporate College


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.


National Institutes of Health


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.




Digital Learning

Digital Learning


Digital Learning

Digital Learning


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