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Ongoing Evaluation Projects

Project Title: Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net)

Funder & Grant Size: NSF

The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Originally launched in 2005, the Network is now led by 14 museums and universities across the nation, and there are over 550 partner institutions within NISE Net.

The NISE Network is funded by the National Science Foundation through Award Nos. 0532536 and 0940143. 

Evaluation Reports, available on and

Svarovsky, G., Goss, J., & Kollmann, E.K. (2015). NISE Net Public Reach Estimates. Notre Dame, IN: NISE Network.

Svarovsky, G., Tranby, Z., Cardiel, C., Auster, R. & Bequette, M. (2014). Summative Study of the NanoDays 2014 Events. Saint Paul, MN: NISE Network.

Svarovsky, G., Goss, J., Ostgaard, G., Reyes, N., Cahill, C., Auster, R., et al. (2013). Summative Study of the Nano Mini-Exhibition. Saint Paul, MN: NISE Network.

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