Michael Butler


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Michael Butler is the Senior IT Research Analyst/Professional Development Manager for the College of Education at UMSL, and the web developer for the SciJourn project. He has more than 15 years of technology experience.
University of Missouri-St. Louis

This project aims to develop, pilot, and evaluate a model of instruction that advances the scientific literacy of high school students by involving them in science journalism, and to develop research tools for assessing scientific literacy and engagement. We view scientific literacy as public understanding of and engagement with science and technology, better enabling people to make informed science-related decisions in their personal lives, and participate in science-related democratic debates in public life.