Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.10
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Drexel University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jen Britton
Director
UCP
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Museum Innovation Fund

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
In 2021, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANS) launched the Museum Innovation Fund to provide seed funding to Drexel faculty and students for projects that promote conception and rapid prototyping of innovative approaches to museum learning and engagement. Through this initiative, ANS hopes to establish an open innovation culture—one that promotes prototyping, nurtures fresh thinking, and adopts a creative planning cycle. ANS provided seed grants of $5,000 to select projects that imaginatively apply the arts, science, and engineering in ways that re-envision museum learning and engagement; intended to take place over the course of a typical 10-week quarter, both faculty and students participate in designing and testing each project in partnership with ANS.
In the first year of this fund, the funded projects included:
Dioramas of the Future: The Augmented Museum Project;
Exploring Global Climate Change and Advocacy through Film; and
Creative Engagement and Interpretation of Research

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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