Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and University Honors
S.T.E.A.M., art, S.T.E.M., neuroscience, inclusive learning, alternative learning, outreach, community learning, inquiry
The purpose of this thesis was to summarize the relevant research for the evaluation of a S.T.E.A.M.-based, grassroots, neuroscience outreach group called ‘NW Noggin’. This paper discusses the benefits and skills of S.T.E.M. in learning, the benefits and skills of S.T.E.A.M. in learning, educational disparities within the United States, educational outreach groups how they are currently assessed as well as more innovative arts-based and inquiry-based alternative assessments of student knowledge. This paper then focuses on the nonprofit NW Noggin to discuss their goals and activities and possible options for program assessment. This thesis also discusses how they fulfill their civic duty as an educational outreach group, both to underserved communities and to their own outreach volunteers. This thesis will hopefully provide a solid foundation for outreach assessment, both for NW Noggin and other S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. outreach groups, while encouraging a more interdisciplinary approach to inclusive education.
Grant-Howard, Camden and Griesar, William, "Theater Over Textbooks: How a Neuroscience Outreach Group Utilizing Art in S.T.E.M. Provides Cost-Effective Strategies in Tackling the United States Education Gap" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 933.
Art Education Commons, Civic and Community Engagement Commons, Community-Based Learning Commons, Curriculum and Social Inquiry Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Psychology Commons, Educational Sociology Commons, Education Policy Commons, Health Policy Commons, Inequality and Stratification Commons, Other Neuroscience and Neurobiology Commons, Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation Commons, Politics and Social Change Commons, Service Learning Commons, Social Policy Commons