NISE Net Exhibits & Programs Marketing Survey

March 1st, 2006 | EVALUATION

During Year 1 of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, the Exhibits and Programs group, led by the Science Museum of Minnesota, conducted a marketing survey in an effort to find out what kinds of nano exhibits and programs institutions would find most useful, and what other forms of assistance the NISE Network could provide. Individuals from a total of 34 institutions (out of 48) completed the online survey for a 71% response rate. Key Findings: Respondents were most interested in the topics of nanoscience applied to biology, human body, and medicine (94%) and environmental sciences (86%). The educational programming of highest interest were demonstrations (82%) and tabletop or cart-based explainer kits (79%). The most common reasons why the institutions had not offered nanoscience exhibits or programs were that they had not had the opportunity (77%) and their staff was not knowledgeable about nanoscience (62%). Respondents were more interested in temporary exhibitions (91%), than long-term exhibitions (42%).



Team Members

Amy Grack Nelson, Evaluator, Science Museum of Minnesota
Kirsten Ellenbogen, Evaluator, Science Museum of Minnesota
Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, Contributor


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: NSEC; Materials Centers & Education; NUE; Collaborative Research; NIRT; AISL
Award Number: 0532536
Funding Amount: 19999169

Related URLs
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network


Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Front-End
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs