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The success of our first program – the I’m a Scientist USA evaluation

The best evaluation in STEM education.

If you want to get better, you need to know how to improve. The best way to identify areas for improvement, and achieve success, is to carry out meaningful and thoughtful evaluation.

We want to carry out the best evaluation possible and we can. I’m a Scientist is able to collect detailed data about how our participants engage during the event, enabling unparalleled analysis of the effectiveness of the program. We don’t just crunch massive amounts of data in our evaluations, but we also undertake surveys and conduct interviews with our participants, to find out what the impact is.

This results in, what is probably, the best evaluation you can find in STEM education.

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To download and read the full evaluation click here.

If you don’t have time to read the full evaluation we’ve written a little summary you can get through faster than a cup of coffee.

To all the teachers and scientist who helped with the evaluation we’re really grateful for your time (and all the lovely things you said). Thanks to you we can plan bigger and better events for 2016.

I’m a Scientist USA

Keep on Questioning is proud to announce the launch of the first I’m a Scientist USA event on May 11th 2015.

Based on the highly successful I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here, that is currently running in five countries, UK, Ireland, Malaysia, Australia and Kenya, I’m a Scientist USA will enable more US school students to engage with scientists across America.

Here at Keep on Questioning we believe the I’m a Scientist program will help us to achieve our mission……….. to inspire, engage and educate people by connecting them with professionals and experts.

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Evaluations of the impact of the program in the UK found that 96% of teachers now feel their students have a more positive view of science and 79% feel their students are more able to debate scientific issues. In the same survey 74% of students now feel more (or much more) confident in asking questions about science and 98% of scientists were positive about their experience of the event.

The pilot I’m a Scientist event will be a general zone in May 2015 to demonstrate the event can work in the US. If successful we will seek funding to run more zones in the autumn and next spring.