The NISE Network is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. is an online digital library of public nano educational products and tools designed for educators and scientists.

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March 26-April 3, 2015

The NanoDays 2015 digital kit is available for download!  



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Museum & Community Partnerships

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The NISE Network is pleased to make available a limited number of Museum & Community Partnerships “Explore Science” kits designed to facilitate outreach and collaborations.  The Network will provide kits to up to 100 NISE Network partner institutions that apply and meet eligibility requirements (see below) and are selected through a competitive review process.​

ASTC Annual Conference 2015

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015

The NISE Network will have many activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference:

Larry Bell and Marilyn Johnson both win ASTC Leading Edge Award for Leadership in the Field

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Larry Bell and Marilyn Johnson

Many congratulations to Larry Bell and Marilyn Johnson - the 2015 recipients of the ASTC Leading Edge Award for Leadership in the Field (Nonexecutive Leadership). 

As senior vice president for strategic initiatives at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, Larry has tirelessly served at the NISE Network's PI for the last 10 years. Our longterm collaborator Marilyn has just recently retired after nearly 20 years with OSMI in Portland, Oregon. 

Partner Highlight: "Making More of the MOST" Out of Museum and Community Partnerships at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse, NY

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science, Boston

During the summer months, youth often have more free time on their hands, and many families find themselves seeking ways to keep their children safe and engaged when not in school. Youth-serving and community-based organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Scouts, YMCA, and public libraries provide countless benefits and opportunities to the youth they serve year-round. At the intersection of youth-serving and community-based organizations seeking to provide high-quality STEM learning experiences to their audiences and for science museums seeking to reach underserved audiences not currently engaged in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, there presents a unique and rich partnership opportunity for local community organizations and science museums.

Online Brown-Bag: Planning a Museum and Community Partnership Project (Recorded)

NISE Net Online Brown-Bag Conversation
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Join this conversation for an introduction to NISE Net’s new Museum and Community Partnerships project, which will support efforts by Network partners to develop or improve existing partnerships with local community-based organizations. Through these partnerships, museums will be able to extend their reach to underserved audiences and help community organizations provide high-quality STEM learning experiences to their audiences.