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STEM Ed Announcement: Out of school time survey
- To: xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Out of school time survey
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:20:53 -0400
This is not a UMass Amherst program
Contact Information is below.
Out of school time survey
MOST-Science is a nationwide study funded by the National Science Foundation
and the Noyce Foundation. We are collecting data on the organization and
practices of science, engineering and technology-focused out-of-school-time
(OST) programs across the country, and we are eager to gather and analyze a
large, comprehensive body of data on current work in this fast-growing and
diverse field. We would very much appreciate your assistance in contributing
to our study and/or spreading the word about it.
We recently released an online questionnaire for leaders of youth OST
science programs that can be found at:
We are particularly interested in OST programs for middle and high
school-aged youth that focus on science, engineering and/or technology. The
questionnaire asks program providers for details about who participates in
their programs, for how long and how often, and with what kinds of content,
hands-on activities, career information, mentors and role models
participants have the opportunity to interact. More details are available
at our web page and the links there.
I hope you will assist us in one or both of the following ways:
1) share this announcement with other colleagues who run youth science
programs outside of school time. I'm also happy to supply a tailored
message for an electronic list, blog guest post, web site, or newsletter to
which you may contribute.
2) complete the questionnaire about any out-of-school youth science
program(s) that you may run.
One out of every 15 people who fills out the questionnaire will win a $50
gift certificate to their choice of either Staples (get needed supplies for
your own program!) or DonorsChoose.org (donate supplies to a classroom in
Most importantly, however, by filling out the questionnaire, participants
Alert our research team to your organization and its youth programs
Help to identify common needs and challenges for youth OST science programs
Contribute to a study that will inform funders, policy-makers, researchers
and other program providers about the good work in this community and the
needs that remain to be addressed
Support development of future research studies to examine the development,
education and career outcomes for youth who participate in OST science
If you have any questions or would like more information about MOST-Science,
please check out our website at:
or find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/MOSTscience
My colleagues and I greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide.
Thanks very much for your help!
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