Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

In response to Australia's declining interest in science, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation sponsors Ologism, a science-based rock band, to improve science engagement. Using observations, peer-assisted informal interviews, and a case-control study we assessed Ologism's effectiveness in stimulating an interest in science during a live performance. We concluded that Ologism can stimulate scientific interest among attendees but alone cannot stimulate prolonged scientific engagement. However, in coordination with similar efforts, Ologism has the potential to engage Australians in science.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia

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