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NISE Network Guide - Nano Exhibition: Creating a Small-Footprint Exhibition with Big Impact

This guide provides an overview of the Nano small footprint exhibition created by the NISE Network.
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Team-Based Inquiry Training Videos

This is a series of training videos for an evaluation strategy to empower museum professionals to get the data they need in order to improve their products and practices and create successful educational experiences.
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Summative Evaluation Study of the Nano Mini-exhibition Public Impacts (2013)

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network on the public impacts of the Nano mini-exhibition that was distributed to museums across the country.
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Team-Based Inquiry Guide (evaluation capacity building tool)

Professional development guide and evaluation tools for educators and researchers that explains each step of the Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) process and features ways TBI is used in the NISE Network to improve educational experiences and professional practice.
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NISE Network Program Evaluation Tools

Professional development evaluation tools for educators; includes survey instrument templates and observation forms to facilitate program evaluation.
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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.
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Online Workshop: Virtual Camps and Strategies to Reach Underserved Communities and Underrepresented Groups

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Explore Science: Earth & Space Activity Toolkits Summative Study (2019)

Summative evaluation study of the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits examining the number and range of audiences reached by the project, visitor engagement, relevance, science identity, and their understanding around content areas.
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Fostering Conversation about Synthetic Biology Between Publics and Scientists: A Comparison of Approaches and Outcomes Journal Article

Publication focused on two-way conversations and mutual learning between scientists and public audiences about synthetic biology in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.
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Building with Biology Summative Evaluation Reports (2018)

Summative Evaluation Report for Building with Biology project examining outcomes for: 1) public audiences and 2) scientists and informal science educators participating in the project.
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Public Engagement with Science: A guide to creating conversations among publics and scientists for mutual learning and societal decision-making

Professional development guide to help staff develop activities and implement multi-directional conversations with visitors at Building with Biology events.
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Online Workshop: Findings from Data Collection about Building with Biology Events

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: Evaluating Building with Biology Forums

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: Evaluating the Public’s Experience at Building with Biology Events

Online professional development workshop recording.
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NISE Network Nanoscale Science Years 6‐10 Evaluation Summary Report (2017)

Summative evaluation report for Years 6-10 (2010-2015) of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network project.
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How Can an Evaluation Advisory Committee Benefit a Project? The NISE Network Example

Professional development training tool to prepare network awardees to create an Evaluation Committee of Visitors (COV) which is commonly used when a project team wants to ensure a consistent outsider lens and broader perspective.
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Research on Organizational Change in a National Network of Informal Science Education Institutions (2017)

A publication that studied whether and how affiliation with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) led to change in informal science education organizations’ (ISEs) practices.
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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.
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NISE Network Nanoscale Science Public Impacts Summative Evaluation (2012-2015) Executive Summary

Executive summary of several summative evaluation reports providing an overview of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network's overall impacts on the public.
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NISE Network Nanoscale Science Public Impacts of Nano-Rich Organizations Summative Evaluation (2016)

Summative evaluation report explores how the resources were used by the diverse range of Network partners, and how individual institutions felt that they were doing at providing their publics with positive experiences and learning outcomes.
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Evaluating the NISE Network: Reflections from the Evaluation Workgroup

This NISE Net Evaluation Team document goes into specifics of how we set up our team, what impacts we decided to measure, and what methods we used to collect data on a national scale. It also talks about ethical considerations we took into account and how we shared our work with multiple audiences.
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Building with Biology Evaluation Materials - Survey Instruments

Formative evaluation and survey instruments for Building with Biology events and forums.
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NISE Network Nanoscale Science Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation (2016)

Summative evaluation study explores how involvement with the NISE Network impacts an individual professional’s sense of community, learning about nano, and use of nano educational products and practices.
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NanoDays: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Activity Kits, Building Communities, and Inspiring Learning

Professional development training tool to prepare staff and volunteers to create their own activity kits, build a community network, create an event, and engage visitors about nanotechnology and other science topics.
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NISE Network Nanoscale Science Public Reach Estimations (2015)

Summary of the major public reach estimates for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, as of 2014, the project was estimated to have reached over 30 million people through NanoDays and the Nano exhibition.
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Newsletter

Learn about upcoming opportunities, events, ways to grow professionally, and inspiring stories from network partners.