Lynn Dierking

Professor
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Credentials: 
PhD, Science Education, University of Florida, Gainesville
MA, Science Education, University of Florida, Gainesville
BA, Biology, University of Miami
Curriculum Vitae: 

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Education
Headquarters: 
OSU Main Campus
Research/Career Interests: 

The study of learning in free-choice learning settings (with particular focus on museums)

Understanding the role of socio-cultural factors in free-choice learning

Research & development in family/ youth / community-based learning efforts

Investigating how to meaningfully engage under-served communities in free-choice learning (e,g., girls, low-income, and racially-ethnically diverse groups)

Biography

Recent Publications: 

Falk, J.H., Dierking, L.D., & Foutz, S. Eds. (2007) In Principle-In Practice: Museums as Learning Institutions. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.

C. Yao, L. D. Dierking, P. Anderson, D. Schatz and S. Wolf. Eds. (2006). The Handbook of Small Science Centers. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press. 

Dierking. L.D. (2007). Linking after-school programs and STEM learning: A view from another window. Position paper for the Coalition for After-School Science. New York, NY.

Dierking. L.D. (2007). Evidence & categories of informal science education impacts. (Ed.) A. Friedman. A Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Informal Science Education Projects. Washington, DC: National Science Foundation.

Recent Grant/Funded Work

NSF #ESI-0452419. The Impact of Informal Science on Girls' Interest, Engagement, and Participation in Science Communities, Hobbies and Careers: A Research and Dissemination Project. 2005-2008. Co-Principal Investigator.

NSF#ESI-0318868 In Principle, In Practice: The Second Annapolis Conference on Museum Learning. 2003-2006. Co-Principal Investigator

NSF #ESI-9801940 Adults Supporting Kids with Science (ASK with Science). 1998-2002. Principal Investigator.

Committees and Honors:

Doctoral Advisor for SMED

Member, University Outreach & Engagement Council