Does the messenger matter?

Does the messenger matter?

Although there are increasing calls for scientists and engineers to participate in public engagement activities, little is known about the efficacy of these efforts. Science festivals, and in particular science festival expos, have emerged as popular opportunities for...
Are Science Festivals Good for the Environment?

Are Science Festivals Good for the Environment?

Are science festivals good (or bad) for the environment? Three science festivals from across the EvalFest network have come together for a mini-grant project, led by the UK’s Festival of Nature, to explore how science festivals can evaluate their environmental impact...
The Importance of Data Visualization

The Importance of Data Visualization

It’s finally done. You’ve spent months and months preparing for data collection…. then collecting the actual data at your event… then managing all the data you’ve collected… then analyzing it. You have honed in on all the numbers, percents, and other statistics and...
Speaking Truth to Power: EvalFest at AEA 2018

Speaking Truth to Power: EvalFest at AEA 2018

November is a time for gratitude, pumpkin spice lattes, yoga pants (so what if I’m a little “basic”?!), and the American Evaluation Association’s annual meeting! Just fresh off the heels of Halloween, AEA was held November 1st-3rd in the lovely City of Cleveland and...