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Team-Based Inquiry Training Videos

This series of films is part of the NISE Network's "Team-Based Inquiry" professional development package. TBI is an approach to empowering professionals to get the data they need, when they need it, in order to improve their products and practices...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Summative Evaluation Study of the Nano Mini-exhibition Public Impacts (2013)

This summative evaluation study focused on the reach of the Nano mini-exhibition and whether or not the exhibit was successful in providing visitors with an engaging and educational experience. This study also analyzed the mini-exhibition’s success in different contexts and...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Team-Based Inquiry Guide (evaluation capacity building tool)

Evaluation capacity building tools and resources. Team-based inquiry (TBI) is a practical approach to empowering education professionals to get the data they need, when they need it, to improve their products and practices and, ultimately, more effectively engage public and...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Summative Evaluation of the Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition (2020)

Summative evaluation report for the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition examining the exhibition's reach and impact on the public.
Evaluation questions included:

1) Who accessed the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition?

  • How many people were reached annually?
  • How was this distributed among the exhibition’s target...
Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project

Explore Science: Earth & Space Activity Toolkits Summative Study (2019)

As part of the public impacts evaluation work conducted for the Explore Science: Earth & Space activity toolkits developed and created through the NASA-funded Space and Earth Informal STEM education (SEISE) project, this summative evaluation study of the toolkits was designed to...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Building with Biology Summative Evaluation Reports (2018)

The Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science - Synthetic Biology (MSPES) project, publicly referred to as Building with Biology, was a three year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that promoted public engagement with science (PES) - a model...

Project
Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology

Public Engagement with Science: A guide to creating conversations among publics and scientists for mutual learning and societal decision-making

This guide is designed to help staff at informal science education organizations and others who are interested to develop, implement, and evaluate activities and events that incorporate the multi-directional dialogue and mutual learning at the heart of public engagement with...

Project
Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
Kit
Building with Biology kit

Online Workshop: Findings from Data Collection about Building with Biology Events

In 2016, 200 Building with Biology kits were distributed to museums and informal science education organizations around the country. Kit recipients hosted events with hands-on activities and forum programs that fostered public engagement with science about synthetic biology. This online...

Project
Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
Kit
Building with Biology kit

Online Workshop: Evaluating Building with Biology Forums

This online worksohp will prepare participants to collect evaluation data from participants of the Building with Biology forums call Should We Engineer the Mosquito? and Editing the Genome: Now We Can. Should We? All sites receiving a forum stipend must participate...

Project
Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
Kit
Building with Biology kit

NISE Network Nanoscale Science Years 6‐10 Evaluation Summary Report (2017)

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...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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

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...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Evaluating the NISE Network: Reflections from the Evaluation Workgroup

At the end of the NISE Network’s 10th year, the Evaluation workgroup created a reflection document to describe how we managed the evaluation of the NISE Network, one of the largest informal education networks ever formed. This document goes into...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Building with Biology Evaluation Materials - Survey Instruments

Welcome to the Building with Biology project! The evaluation letter contained here explains both the required and optional reporting of your Building with Biology event, and includes links to further online resources and contact information for any questions you might...

Project
Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
Kit
Building with Biology kit

NISE Network Nanoscale Science Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation (2016)

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...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

NISE Network Nanoscale Science Public Reach Estimations (2015)

The purpose of this document is to consolidate and archive all of the major public reach estimates that have been generated as part of the Network evaluation. Brief descriptions of the counting studies and projection methods used to generate these...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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