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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 ... »
  • Art of Science Learning, Phase 2—External Evaluation Final Report from a Summative Study of Impact
    Date: 06/21/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Art of Science Learning, Phase 2 was an NSF-funded research and development project to investigate the value of incorporating arts-based learning techniques in STEM-related group innovation processes. The project team created a new, arts-infused innovation curriculum in consultation with leading national practitioners in the arts, creativity, ... »
  • InformalScience.org User Study Infographic
    Date: 10/26/2016
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    This infographic presents a visual summary of a user study of the InformalScience.org website, which was conducted in 2016. The study used online surveys, task-based interviews, and web analytics to explore the following questions: (1) Who are the site's users and what content do they value? (2) Does the site clearly convey its purpose to visitors ... »
  • National Living Laboratory: Creating Communities of Learners for Informal Cognitive Science Education [Summative Evaluation Report]
    Date: 10/25/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    This summative evaluation report details the Broad Implementation of the Living Laboratory model--an initiative to promote partnership between museums and cognitive science researchers in order to promote professional learning and involve the public in scientific research. The evaluation investigated the extent of the dissemination effort’s depth ... »
  • InformalScience.org User Study
    Date: 10/15/2016
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    InformalScience.org is an online collection of resources designed to serve a broad community of professionals whose work relates to informal education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Funded by the National Science Foundation and managed by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), InformalScience hosts ... »
  • NatureStart Network: Building nature play partnerships for urban children and families (Final Evaluation Report)
    Date: 09/23/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    NatureStart Network brought together early childhood educators and environmental educators to support nature play, exploration, and inquiry for young children and their families within urban environments. Project partners included the Forest Preserves of Cook County and two established Head Start programs in the Chicago area, Mary Crane Center and ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • NFB STEM2U Regional Evaluation Report: San Francisco
    Date: 06/01/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12 [apprentices]. During the fifth regional workshop in San Francisco, CA, the NFB operated two ... »
  • NFB STEM2U Regional Evaluation Report: Phoenix
    Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12 [mentors]. During the fourth regional workshop in Phoenix, AZ, the NFB operated three different ... »
  • Maker Corps 2015 Evaluation Report Executive Summary
    Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Since 2012, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) has worked with over 72 organizations to host their Maker Corps program. In 2015, 39 organizations participated with 72 Maker Corps Members. The goals of the program are: 1. Support and train partner organizations to establish and develop making programs. 2. Diversify and expand the network and ... »

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