Catalyst clients and colleagues often partner with us to generate work that is worthy of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Our publications are organized here by topic to help those of you hoping to do a quick search for something specific. Blue citations are linked directly to each paper. If you are intereted in an article in black text, please reach out through out Contact page to request a copy.

Science Festivals

Informal Learning, Science Communication, & Measurement

Becker-Klein, R. Stylinski, C., & Peterman, K. (2016). Embedded Assessment as an Essential Method for Understanding Public Engagement in Citizen Science. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice.

Grack Nelson, A., Goeke, M., Auster, R., Peterman, K., & Lussenhop, A. (2019). Shared measures for evaluating common outcomes of informal STEM education experiences. New Directions for Evaluation, 2019(161), 59-86.

Peterman, K., Chesnut, L., Gathings, M.J., Martin, K., Maier, A.B., Evia, J.R., Ayala Chávez, R., Harris, M., Busch, K.C., Stover, D. and Larson, L.R., Becoming the change we want to see: Aspirations and initial progress with diversity, equity, access, and inclusion practices to create welcoming environments and center community in informal science institutions. Curator: The Museum Journal. DOI: 

Peterman, K., Garlick, S., Besley, J. C., Allen, S., Fallon Lambert, K., Nadkarni, N. N., Rosin, M., Weber, C., Weiss, M. & Wong, J. (2021). Boundary spanners and thinking partners: adapting and expanding the research-practice partnership literature for public engagement with science (PES). JCOM journal of science communication.

Peterman, K., Martin, K., Evia, R., Brummel, S., & Menninger, H. L. (2022). WHO ARE WE MISSING, AND NOW WHAT? A DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY OF PLANETARIUM VISITORS AND NEXT STEPS FOR THE FIELD. Planetarian, 51(3).

Peterman, K., Robertson Evia, J., Cloyd, E., & Besley, J. (2017) Assessing Public Engagement Outcomes by the Use of an Outcome Expectations Scale for Scientists. Science Communication, 39(6), 782-797.

Peterman, K., Evia, J. R., Martin, K., Brummel, S., & Menninger, H. L. (2023). Working at the Intersection: A Demonstration of Descriptive Intersectional Analyses. Visitor Studies, 1-18.

Peterman, K., Withy, K., & Boulay, R. (2018). Validating Common Measures of Self-Efficacy and Career Attitudes within Informal Health Education for Middle and High School Students. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 17(2), ar26.

Robertson Evia, J., Peterman, K., Cloyd, E., & Besley, J. (2018). Validating a scale that measures scientists’ self-efficacy for public engagement with science. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 8(1), 40-52.

Gary Timko, Maren Harris, Dolly Hayde, Karen Peterman, Sustainable development of community-supported STEM-learning ecosystems in rural areas of the United States, Community Development Journal, Volume 58, Issue 3, July 2023, Pages 492–511.

Education Projects: K-12 and Beyond

Harris, M., Brasili, A., & Peterman, K. (2024). Promising Practices for Collaborative Writing in Research-Practice Partnerships. NNERPP Extra, 6(1), 13-22.

Harris, M., Brasili, A., Peterman, K., Collins, I., Hafford, A., Plummer, A., Salter, L. and Train, M., 2023. A model of programmatic co-design with teachers: five factors for success. CoDesign, pp.1-16. 

Kermish-Allen, R., Peterman, K., MacDonald, S., Thompson, R., & Winner, B. (2010). Student and teacher teams using high resolution electricity monitoring to create local change. Education2010.

Martin, K., Robertson Evia, J., Peterman, K., Grimes, K., Medina, M., & Brandt, M. (2023). Navigating learning ecosystems: Exploring students’ use of agency in marine and environmental sciences. Journal of Geoscience Education, 71(3), 415-427.

Peterman, K., Cranston, K. A., Pryor, M., & Kermish-Allen, R. (2015). Measuring primary students’ graph interpretation skills via a performance assessment: A case study in instrument development. International Journal of Science Education37(17), 2787-2808.

Peterman, K., Kermish-Allen, R., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2016). Measuring student career interest within the context of technology-enhanced STEM projects: A cross-project comparison study based on the Career Interest Questionnaire. Journal of Science Education and Technology25(6), 833-845.

Peterman, K., Pan, Y., Robertson, J., & Lee, S. G. (2014). Self-Report and Academic Factors in Relation to High School Students’ Success in an Innovative Biotechnology Program. Journal of Technology Education25(2), 35-51.

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