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Evaluation and Research Finding: Future Topics of Interest

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 topics of interest: What topics peak NISE Network partner interest?

  • If NISE Net were to focus on another topic besides nano after August 2015, survey takers thought that energy, new emerging technologies, engineering, and convergent technologies (nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive neuroscience) were the top four topics the Network should pursue.
  • The least valuable topic ideas for respondents were big data, computer science, societal and ethical implications, and synthetic biology.

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