The Summative Study of the Nano Mini-exhibition took place during the spring and summer of 2012. After being observed during their Mini-exhibition experience, 455 visitors across six different partner institutions participated in surveys and interviews with NISE Net evaluation team members. This report begins by describing the key findings of the study in detail, with additional information about study methods, instruments, and two exploratory sub-studies found in the Appendices.
The NISE Network has created a website for public audiences featuring links to videos, audio material, podcasts, games, DIY activities, and NanoDays information for the public. The site also features information about the Nano mini-exhibition including audio description files in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version of the website includes links to Spanish language resources when available.
Online Brown-Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Engaging Various Audiences with the Nano Mini-Exhibition (Recorded)
The Nano mini-exhibition was designed to have a very wide reach, with hosts in multiple settings across the United States. Thus, a large part of the development process was dedicated to creating tools to make the exhibition welcoming and accessible to as many people as possible.
Online Brown Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Tips for Hosting the Nano Mini-Exhibition: Staff Training (Recorded)
In this first in a series of brown bags about the Nano mini-exhibition, we take a look at different approaches to training staff and volunteers to work with the Nano mini-exhibition. We will review the NISE Network resources available to assist you as you begin and will also hear from partners about their experience preparing staff for ongoing work with the exhibit.
During the winter of 2011, SMM survey associates and NISE Exhibits Team members collected a range of data on the mini-exhibition on the floor at SMM. This included interviews with visitors in January, and observations in January and March. The detailed reports on this work on these follow this summary.