Research and Evaluation
The Museum has more than a decade of work in program and exhibit evaluation. Our strong research and evaluation strategies support the development and refinement of Museum-wide educational initiatives. We routinely modify and improve our programs to incorporate what we learn from evaluation. In addition to robust internal review, we measure the impact on the audiences we serve through rigorous research approaches that help advance the field of science education.
The team consists of six full-time staff:
- Aaron Price, Ph.D. (director, research and evaluation)
- Lauren R. Applebaum, Ph.D. (senior evaluator)
- Jana Greenslit, M.A. (evaluator)
- Natalie Harris (evaluation and research coordinator)
- Alison L. Mroczkowski, Ph.D. (researcher and project manager)
- Gloria Segovia, B.A. (evaluator)
- Gauri Vaishampayan, Ph.D. (cand.) (evaluator)
Current key activities include studies of the Museum's teacher professional development courses, student Learning Labs, the Wanger Family Fab Lab, Black Creativity programs and after-school Science Minors Clubs.