Lynn Dierking

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Joyce Collin Furman Hall

Joyce Collin Furman Hall 201M

200 SW 15th Street

200 SW 15th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
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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Affiliated with: 
College of Education
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)


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