Jennifer Hope


Professional Title: 
Graduate Research Assistant
About Me (Bio): 
Jennifer Hope is a graduate assistant in the doctoral program at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Before coming to UMSL, she taught and coordinated informal science and environmental education programs for more than 15 years. Her particular interest is in evaluation of those types of programs. Currently, she is studying the role SciJourn plays in high school student engagement in science.
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.