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I am delighted to be working with Pam Bishop and the NISER staff on the QUBES project evaluation. QUBES is a complex project with multiple components, a distributed leadership team, and participants from across the country. Having seen Dr. Bishop’s work with NIMBioS we are confident she can manage our project evaluation. Her thoughtful advice and insight in regard to project evaluation has already been beneficial.

– Kristin P. Jenkins, Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium


NISER represents the cutting-edge of a new generation of STEM discipline evaluators brining the latest methods and tools to critical areas of national need in a highly responsive, ethical, and professional manner. The NISER team offers powerful solutions for the most basic and challenging STEM evaluation problems – they will have a major on impact in STEM evaluation or many, many years to come.

– Gary J. Skolits, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Research – Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement Program, University of Tennessee


We chose NISER for our evaluation needs because of their outstanding reputation in the field of quantitative biology education – we wanted an expert assessment team to help keep our project on track.

– Arietta Fleming-Davies, Co-PI, Biology undergraduate Mathematics Attitudes and Anxiety Program (BioMAAP), Radford University


Every funding agency is concerned with showing that what they support is effective and efficient. Having the expertise available here at UTK that can support evaluation of project effectiveness is a real benefit to faculty and staff competing for funding. There is tremendous competition for funding support so anything UTK can do to make its proposals stand out is beneficial.

– Louis Gross, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Director Emeritus of NIMBioS

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