This course was not initiated as a
controlled study of the public's understanding
of science. With two
years of success behind us, we are
now designing careful pre- and postsurveys
that will enable us to give
a quantitative, statistically significant
evaluation of the impact of the
course. As of now, we rely on students'
presentation reports, students'
end-of-course evaluations, and responses
from audience members and
See course assignments Assignments (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 108kB Aug3 12)
See Appendix in "Science and Me." Science and Me (Acrobat (PDF) 288kB Aug3 12)
Student responses show that both students and
audience members have benefited
from the course and recommend the
program to others.