CEO Resources

Resources on this page have been created or compiled by CEO to help you plan, implement, and evaluate science education and public outreach programs. New resources are added regularly. Please contact  Kate Spohr if you have recommendations for tools, datasets, media, publications, or web resources.  

CEO YouTube Channel

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO is now presenting all forums virtually via Zoom. All sessions are being recorded so you can watch them at your convenience via the CEO YouTube Channel. For information about upcoming forums, visit our events page.

Virtual Events Guide

STEM Training and Resources (STAR) web tool/database

  • STEM Training and Resources (STAR) is a new web tool to explore UC Berkeley STEM opportunities and provide access to narratives from various STEM role models. STAR focuses on expanding access to STEM activities, information, opportunities, and networks. You can search and filter the STAR database based on resource type and community. At this time, the database is limited to UC Berkeley resources and trainings. To add, edit, or delete a resource, please use this form: https://star.berkeley.edu/submit-a-resource. STAR is an initiative of the Cal NERDS program.

STEM Resource Inventory for the San Francisco Bay Area

  • The STEM Resource Inventory is an online tool that lets you search through a wide variety of STEM programs and providers in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area while providing filter options for the target groups of those programs. All STEM program providers in the area are invited to submit their programs to the inventory. The inventory is sponsored by the California STEM Network, a project of ChildrenNow. For more information, contact STEMInventory@childrennow.org.

Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

  • The NSF ReNUWit Engineering Research Center has created a set of four easy-to-use checklists which aim to help graduate students, researchers, and faculty create more inclusive environments in higher education. Action items are drawn from peer-reviewed literature and the experience of leading educators and practitioners. Download checklists here.

Youth and STEM

Citizen Science

Evaluation

  • Resources for Common Sense Evaluation. This compact document, created especially for CEO by expert evaluators at Lawrence Hall of Science, covers evaluation methods, tips for working with an outside evaluator, resources for finding an evaluator, and budgeting for evaluation.
  • Evaluation. This site, hosted by the Berkeley Research Development Office, provides guides, tools, and resources for evaluating the effectiveness educational programs and student outcomes. (Note: access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).

Broader Impacts

  • Portal to the Public Implementation Manual – a practical guide for preparing scientists for public engagement and connecting them with public audiences. The manual includes professional development activities and updates that reflect changes in the field over the last decade.
  • Publications and Peer-reviewed Journals specializing in broader impacts, public engagement, community-engaged scholarship, university outreach, and service-learning.
  • Digital Library Resources for Education & Outreach. This site provides a wealth of digital resources for STEM education and outreach, including databases for researching STEM education topics; community and educational databases (e.g., US Census Bureau); major daily newspapers and news sources; and internet search engines to access grey literature (i.e. government/NGO reports, technical reports, etc.). It also provides tips for smart searches, search strategies, and evaluating the quality of what you find. Created by UC Berkeley librarians Michael Sholinbeck and Margaret Phillips.
  • NSF Broader Impacts. This site provides detailed information about NSF’s broader impacts criteria and expectations. It also provides links to resources to help proposers create high-quality broader impacts plans and activities. (Note: Access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).