The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.2 million grant to a team of researchers including two Graduate School of Education (GSE) professors to study how informal learning impacts the public’s understanding of climate change science. The three-year grant is the largest ever awarded to GSE faculty.
Dubbed the Science Express, the project aims to assess whether advertising space on subway platforms and trains is an effective means to engage commuters in learning about climate science. Principal investigators include GSE Assoc. Prof. David Lustick and Asst. Prof. Jill Lohmeier along with Prof. Robert Chen of UMass Boston, David Rabkin, director of current science and technology at the Museum of Science, Boston and Hofstra University Asst. Prof. Rick Wilson.