Evaluation and Research Finding: Valued Aspects of the Network

Liz Rosino, OMSI

The NISE Network’s online annual survey was created to learn more about the experiences of participants in NISE Net and how the Network might better support their activities. Many of you have participated over the past couple of years (thank you!), so we thought you might be interested in some of the results. We'll be highlighting different findings from the 2013 survey over the next few months in our Evaluation and Research Findings blog posts.

Featured Findings about partnerships:

  • The NanoDays physical kit is, by far, the most valuable aspect of the Network to survey takers. Respondents also highly value the nisenet.org website with its online catalog and the NanoDays digital materials. NanoDays kit activities developed between 2009 and 2014 have been archived and are available to download online at nisenet.org/nanodays/archive.
  • NISE Net-related social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter were generally felt to be the least valuable resource to focus on in the future.

For more information about the Annual Partner Survey, please contact Liz Rosino at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).