Seavoss Associates Inc.

Science communication consultants


 


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What we did

Who we were

Who we worked with

How we worked

Announcement: Formally as of 30 June 2015 (and effectively for several years before that), Seavoss Associates Inc. has closed for business. Although this website will remain active for the time being, we are no longer accepting work.

What we did

Seavoss Associates Inc. specialized in projects that contribute to public understanding of science, including:

  • Evaluation of informal science education and public understanding of science programs
  • Design and implementation of public understanding of science programs
  • Education and training in science communication

Seavoss Associates Inc. also operates a small publishing program. [Note as of 30 June 2015: Although Seavoss Associates Inc. no longer exists, Bruce Lewenstein continues to run the publishing activities.]

Who we were

Seavoss Associates Inc. was directed by Dr. Bruce V. Lewenstein, professor of science communication at Cornell University and an internationally-known expert in public understanding of science.

Seavoss Associates Inc. recruited other scholars and professionals in science communication with appropriate expertise to work on specific projects, with a goal of providing information of use both to the immediate project and to the wider intellectual community seeking to understand science communication and informal science education.

Who we worked with

Seavoss Associates Inc. was a leader in developing evaluation models for "citizen science" projects. Some clients included:

Other clients have included the National Science Foundation, the World Health Organization, KCET-TV (Los Angeles), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

How we worked

Seavoss Associates Inc. worked very closely with project staff, in order to design programs that meet client needs. For evaluation projects, we provided informal feedback throughout the project operation, in addition to formal evaluation reports (both formative and summative) at major milestone points in project operation. We believe that evaluation should be an ongoing function of project management, and we provide guidance to project staff so that evaluation can be continuous.

Seavoss strove to design assessments using standard tools, both to allow for comparison among projects and to provide an opportunity for publishing results of evaluations in the scholarly literature. In this way, Seavoss sought to help the outcomes of individual projects become useful to the broader community of informal science education.

Contact us

[Contact information has been removed, as the business no longer operates.]


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Last modified: 20 July 2015