Thesis Project: Unpacking the Grey Box



“We start this thesis with two problems: (1) that chemistry is underrepresented in science centers and museums, and (2) High school students who can benefit from informal learning opportunities in chemistry are often left bereft, contributing to a general decline in interest in the topic. The thesis supports these assertions and proposes that what helps one may also help the other.”


This MFA project was completed in May 2017 with the help of my committee. Erin McLeary PhD (Science History Institute), Polly McKenna-Cress (University of the Arts), Jane Boyd PhD (Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, The Mutter Museum, etc) and David Ucko PhD (Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, Museums + more LLC).


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Unpacking the Grey Box PDF