Managing Director Ama Rogan and colleagues awarded National Science Foundation grant

August 7, 2020

Our Managing Director, Ama Rogan, is a Co-Principal Investigator on a recently awarded National Science Foundation grant for the research project “Studying Scientist-Educator-Artist Collaborations and Participatory Community Learning around Environmental Change and Adaptation”.

Rogan will work alongside Prinicipal Investigator Amy Lesen and Co-PI’s Sameer Honwad and Calvin Mackie to study how and why science-education-art collaborations yield impactful informal STEM learning experiences. The project’s two overarching research questions are: (1) What are the essential elements of collaboration among scientists, educators, and artists that support learning about adaptation in a changing environment? (2) In what ways do designed, participatory, informal science learning experiences support participant learning?

The project will broaden participation by engaging adult members of environmentally vulnerable communities in participatory STEM activities and will improve individual and community well-being by delivering tools for future decision-making. The collaborative project will build valuable partnerships and capacity between disparate sectors of society, allowing co-learning and co-production of knowledge.

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