This project is conducting a formative and summative evaluation of the Maine ScienceCorps.
A project of the biosciences community at the University of Southern Maine (USM) and the Education Division of the Foundation for Blood Research, Maine ScienceCorps works with university professors, teaching fellows, and over 30 teachers across the state. Teachers and researchers bring authentic lab experiences—involving nucleic acids, proteins, microbes, viruses, human disease, and immune responses—to over 2,500 students.
The evaluation uses interviews, focus groups, surveys, and other methods to document and describe the impact of the project on the participating fellows and on USM, where this initiative is intended to be institutionalized.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
EDC Project Director: Abigail Jurist Levy, Ph.D.
Funder: National Science Foundation
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to University of Southern Maine.)