Evaluation and Research Finding: Staying Current

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 staying current:

How do partners stay current on nanoscience?

  • Evaluation and research findings from the 2013 Annual Partner Survey found that web-based resources and NISE Net’s own NanoDays kit content is as what keeps 64% or more of respondents current on nanoscale research. Other common methods of staying up-to-date include presentations at NISE Net meetings (52%) and relying on colleagues who have backgrounds and expertise in the area (48%).
  • Science Magazine and ASTC’s Dimensions and are by far the most commonly referenced publications by partners in their efforts to engage the public in science learning or science education.

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