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"Exploring Fabrication - Gummy Capsules" (NanoDays 12, 13) short activity

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March 28-April 5, 2015

The NanoDays 2015 digital kit is available for download!  

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2015 Network-Wide Meeting

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The 2015 Network-Wide Meeting was held on June 3-4, 2015 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre and the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The meeting was attended by nearly 300 NISE Network partners from throughout the United States featured: keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and opportunities for attendees to meet with others in the Network and share their own work. 

Attendance at the Network-Wide Meeting was by invitation-only due to space and budgetary limitations.
We are sorry we are unable to invite all NISE Network partners to attend the meeting; we are making digital versions of many slides and handouts available following the event.

Nano Bite: May 2015

Welcome to the May Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net).


  • NISE Net News and Announcements - NISE Network Presents at 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition; Wrapping Up NanoDays 2015
  • Upcoming Events - Stay Connected! Upcoming Online Brown-Bag Conversations; Join the NISE Network in Attendance at Upcoming Conferences
  • Featured on the Website - Oleophobic Surfaces - Anti-Graffiti Demo; Biomimicry: Synthetic Gecko Tape through Nanomolding
  • Partner Highlight - An Invasive Beetle Puts a Local Spin on Penn State's NanoDays 2015
  • Community News - NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase: Improving Science, Math, Engineering, and Computer Science Information; 2015 MRS Fall Meeting Opportunities; June 2015 NISE Network-Wide Meeting
  • Nano in the News - 'Femme fatale' emerald ash borer decoy lures, kills males

Visitor Studies Association Conference 2015

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 to Saturday, July 18, 2015

The 2015 Visitor Studies Association Conference is to be held in Indianapolis, IN July 14-18, 2015 and features many NISE Network evaluation and research findings.