Red to blue line chart
Checking feedback is important to us, as a quality control measure - after all, we are scientists!
We ask our student participants about their perception of science, their interests, their past interactions with scientists and try to get an idea of their future outlook.
Here go responses from high schoolers!
Students came with a positive attitude! 98.2% were excited about being selected for the workshops and 99.2% were cognizant of the importance of attending university.
The majority, 83% had not interacted with scientists before, and 95.6% reported that the interaction with scientists influence the way they now think of science.
At the end of the day, the number who considered a career in science (see pie chart) increased from 61.2% to 86.3%. Overall, we saw a shift in the level of interest in science (see red to blue shift in line chart) - Yayyy!
These students are on the ball, and were certain to let us know that we have some more work to do – some students indicated (gave a score less than 8/10 – see plot with blue dots!) that the teachers were not fully able to help them to understand what they were doing.
They also contributed to our future planning – the majority of students showed an interest in doing more of these activities in after-school programs at their school – we will definitely incorporate this into our plans!
Thank you for helping us to influence how GenerationNEXT receives science! Please encourage your network to jump on board!!