Evaluation of “BridgeUp: STEM”


Project Director Georgia Hall, Ph.D.

Funded by: American Museum of Natural History

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time has served as the research and evaluation study partner to BridgeUp: STEM an initiative of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Manhattan, New York. The focus of the study was on the delivery of Computational Science (CS) and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences in the context of the education, science, and research resources of the AMNH to a cohort of New York City high school girls.The study included both summative evaluation components along with consultation towards program design and development during the start-up phase.The information collected, shared, and translated from this study and consultation was informative to BridgeUp: STEM and enhanced the quality of the initiative’s experiences for participating youth, families, and Museum staff.

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