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Two outcomes that I want to see that come from experiences in our PTL programs are: 1) By discussing science and technology in the news, adults will recognize and think thoughtfully about the possible impact of STEM education in our community and on their everyday lives. 2) Adult patrons will learn how to evaluate medical research claims based on the criteria for accurate scientific research. (This has come up repeatedly in our group and my co-facilitator has told them some things to look for such as sample size, has the result been repeated, etc.) I am in the process of planning a class on how to search for and evaluate health information which will include this topic.