CSW Network Spotlight on InformalScience.org

The Community Science Workshop Network (CSW Network) exemplifies how a successful NSF project can carry on after federal funding ends. San Francisco’s Mission Science Workshop (MSW) was established in 1991 as a space where community members could drop in to tinker, make projects, and explore their world through science. From 1995 to 2010, the NSF funded a series of dissemination grants (NSF-9552572, NSF-0104743, NSF-0400403, and NSF-0942613) led by San Francisco State University to replicate the MSW model by establishing Community Science Workshops (CSWs) in underserved communities, first in California, and then nationwide.