Resources on this page have been compiled by CEO to help you plan, implement, and evaluate science education and public outreach programs. New resources are added regularly. Please contact Laleh Coté if you have recommendations for tools, datasets, media, publications, or web resources.
CEO YouTube Channel
- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO is now presenting all forums virtually via Zoom. All sessions are being recorded so you can watch them at your convenience via the CEO YouTube Channel. For information about upcoming forums, visit our events page.
Virtual Events Guide
- A guide to using virtual events to facilitate community-building: Event formats. A primer for hosting inclusive virtual events such as information exchanges, virtual socials, panels and demos. It includes planning checklists and lists of suggested tasks for before, during, and after events. Available free of charge from the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement.
STEM Training and Resources (STAR) web tool/database
- STEM Training and Resources (STAR) is a new web tool to explore UC Berkeley STEM opportunities and provide access to narratives from various STEM role models. STAR focuses on expanding access to STEM activities, information, opportunities, and networks. You can search and filter the STAR database based on resource type and community. At this time, the database is limited to UC Berkeley resources and trainings. To add, edit, or delete a resource, please use this form: https://star.berkeley.
edu/submit-a-resource. STAR is an initiative of the Cal NERDS program.
STEM Resource Inventory for the San Francisco Bay Area
- The STEM Resource Inventory is an online tool that lets you search through a wide variety of STEM programs and providers in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area while providing filter options for the target groups of those programs. All STEM program providers in the area are invited to submit their programs to the inventory. The inventory is sponsored by the California STEM Network, a project of ChildrenNow. For more information, contact STEMInventory@childrennow.org.
Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
- The NSF ReNUWit Engineering Research Center has created a set of four easy-to-use checklists which aim to help graduate students, researchers, and faculty create more inclusive environments in higher education. Action items are drawn from peer-reviewed literature and the experience of leading educators and practitioners. Download checklists here.
Youth and STEM
- Family Engagement can be a game-changer for expanding and diversifying STEM youth programs. The STEM-Next Opportunity Fund and the Family Engagement Project recently released a white paper on family engagement, The Essential Funders’ Guide to STEM-focused Family Engagement: Strategies to Support Families in Advancing Young People’s STEM Interest, Persistence, and Achievement. CEO hosted a forum on family engagement in Nov 2019 featuring leading advocate-practitioners Linda Kekelis, Advisor on the Family Engagement Project with STEM Next Opportunity Fund; Courtenay Carr Heurr, Scientific Adventures for Girls; and Michelle Rodriguez, Lawrence Hall of Science. Watch the video of the forum and explore the latest resources and best practices for engaging families in STEM.
- KiwiCo offers fun and enriching science and art projects, delivered to your home or school; you can search for a crate by age range. Additionally, their website is full of videos and ideas for at-home projects, parenting tips, and other resources.
- Techbridge Girls’ Field Trip Guide provides step-by-step guidance on planning engaging STEM field experiences.
- Techbridge Girls’ Recommended Resources for Role Models page contains a wealth of resources for role models, including a Role Models Matter Toolkit.
- UC Berkeley Policy on Activities Involving Minors contains important information for those conducting education and outreach activities with students under age 18.
- Citizen Science Resources. This document provides best practices, resources, and evaluation info compiled by Public Education Specialist Dan Zevin for CEO.
- Citizen Science publications from MSPNet.
- Resources for Common Sense Evaluation. This compact document, created especially for CEO by expert evaluators at Lawrence Hall of Science, covers evaluation methods, tips for working with an outside evaluator, resources for finding an evaluator, and budgeting for evaluation.
- Evaluation. This site, hosted by the Berkeley Research Development Office, provides guides, tools, and resources for evaluating the effectiveness educational programs and student outcomes. (Note: access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).
- Portal to the Public Implementation Manual – a practical guide for preparing scientists for public engagement and connecting them with public audiences. The manual includes professional development activities and updates that reflect changes in the field over the last decade.
- Publications and Peer-reviewed Journals specializing in broader impacts, public engagement, community-engaged scholarship, university outreach, and service-learning.
- Digital Library Resources for Education & Outreach. This site provides a wealth of digital resources for STEM education and outreach, including databases for researching STEM education topics; community and educational databases (e.g., US Census Bureau); major daily newspapers and news sources; and internet search engines to access grey literature (i.e. government/NGO reports, technical reports, etc.). It also provides tips for smart searches, search strategies, and evaluating the quality of what you find. Created by UC Berkeley librarians Michael Sholinbeck and Margaret Phillips.
- NSF Broader Impacts. This site provides detailed information about NSF’s broader impacts criteria and expectations. It also provides links to resources to help proposers create high-quality broader impacts plans and activities. (Note: Access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).;