ScienceQuest was a unique after-school program that supported community-based organizations who wanted to increase staff and organizational capacity; assisted youth (ages 10–14) in learning science, technology, and literacy; and increased the youths’ positive experiences with learning. Through training in I-Search methods and ongoing in-person and electronic support, coaches lead small groups in personally relevant explorations documented through youth-designed Web sites. Participants were those who were underrepresented in the science and technology fields: minorities, girls, and those with disabilities.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
Director: Jennifer Dorsen
Funder: National Science Foundation