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NISE Network Museum & Community Partnerships Project Evaluation Report (2017)

Summative evaluation study focused on NISE Network's efforts to support collaborations between museums and local community organizations, investigating impacts on professional participants as well as the extent to which the project reached underserved audiences with relevant, educational, and engaging materials.

DESCRIPTION

In 2015, NSF provided supplemental funding that enabled the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) to help NISE Network partners: 1. Broaden the Network’s reach by engaging audiences that the partner organizations were not currently serving and are traditionally underserved by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) institutions and underrepresented in STEM fields and 2. Create new or expanded collaborations between NISE Net partners and local community partners . The project was designed for existing, active NISE Network partners (such as children’s museums, science museums, science centers, and university research center outreach programs) within the United States. This report details the evaluation of these efforts.

Authors: 
Katie Todd, Zdanna King, Chris Cardiel, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, and Elizabeth Kunz Kollmann

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DESCRIPTION

In 2015, NSF provided supplemental funding that enabled the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) to help NISE Network partners: 1. Broaden the Network’s reach by engaging audiences that the partner organizations were not currently serving and are traditionally underserved by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) institutions and underrepresented in STEM fields and 2. Create new or expanded collaborations between NISE Net partners and local community partners . The project was designed for existing, active NISE Network partners (such as children’s museums, science museums, science centers, and university research center outreach programs) within the United States. This report details the evaluation of these efforts.

Authors: 
Katie Todd, Zdanna King, Chris Cardiel, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, and Elizabeth Kunz Kollmann

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Credits

YEAR CREATED
2017
OWNING INSTITUTION

Museum of Science

FUNDING

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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