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  • NISE Net Years 6‐10 Evaluation Summary
    Date: 06/23/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The purpose of this report is to summarize the findings from the Years 6-10 (2010-2015) Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) summative evaluation studies and to discuss factors that contributed to the achievement of NISE Net’s goals. The report centers on summative evaluation findings, while also including major project output ... »
  • NISE Network Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation
    Date: 08/02/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The NISE Network Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation is a longitudinal examination of individual professionals over the final three years of NISE Net funding. This investigation is based on the NISE Network goals for professionals and explores how involvement with NISE Net impacts an individual professional’s sense of community, learning ... »
  • Summative Study of NanoDays 2014 Events
    Date: 11/02/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    In the spring of 2014, the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) Public Impacts evaluation team conducted a summative study of NanoDays, a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. In 2014, NanoDays took place from March 29th – April 6th, 2014. The Network’s goals for ... »
  • NISE Network Forum: "Energy Challenges, Nanotech Solutions?" Formative Evaluation
    Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    This study was conducted as a part of the formative evaluation of the NISE Network forum Energy Challenges, Nanotech Solutions? The purpose of the forum was to bring members of the public together to discuss how they would suggest that NSF distribute funding among three different energy-related research topics: nanotechnology-dependent energy, ... »
  • NISE Network Forum: "Privacy. Civil Liberties. Nanotechnology." Formative Evaluation
    Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    This study was conducted as part of the formative evaluation of the NISE Network forum Privacy. Civil Liberties. Nanotechnology. The purpose of the forum was to bring members of the public together to discuss whether nanotechnology applications that could impact privacy should be used. During the course of the forum, participants learned about ... »
  • Science Cafe Online Workshop Formative Evaluation
    Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents findings from the evaluation of the online professional development workshop on the topic of hosting nanoscience cafes. ... »
  • Review of NISE Net Evaluation Findings: Years 1-5
    Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Review of NISE Network Evaluation Findings: Years 1-5 seeks to investigate the work of the NISE Network since its inception in 2005 and provide an overarching summary of NISE Net Public Impacts evaluation efforts to the NISE Network and the broader ISE field. ... »
  • 2010 Delivery and Reach Study
    Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    The 2010 Delivery and Reach study documented the delivery of nano education activities at NISE Network partner institutions and estimated the public reach of those activities. Surveys used in this study are included in the appendix of this report. ... »
  • Biomimicry Formative Evaluation
    Date: 09/16/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    After completing the Biomimicry: Synthetic Gecko Tape activity, surveys were distributed to fourteen visitors. The survey was designed to elicit information regarding the degree of visitor interest, enjoyment, and ease in understanding the activity. Responding visitors for this activity actually participated in a week-long program; some of their ... »
  • Process Evaluation of the Diversity, Equity, and Access Working Group's Partnership Pilot Project
    Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2010, the NISE Network’s Diversity, Equity, and Access working group undertook a partnership pilot project to identify strategies for engaging youth from underrepresented backgrounds in nanoscale informal science learning experiences. To carry out the project, three museums developed partnerships to deliver programming at Boys & Girls Clubs ... »

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