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. Nisenet.org is an online digital library of public nano educational products and tools designed for educators and scientists.

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March 28-April 5, 2015

The NanoDays 2014 digital kit is now available for download!

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Partner Highlight: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science Inspires Students and Adults through "Nanoscience Family Science Night"

Jessica Liken, Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, formerly known as the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, in Dallas, TX has been an involved member of the NISE Network since 2011. This past year, the Perot Museum was able to expand their outreach programming through a NISE Net mini-grant by creating a nanoscale science-themed night for local schools called "Nanoscience Family Science Night," consisting of nine hands-on activity stations for students and their families.

Online Brown-Bag: How to Host a National Chemistry Week Event

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Similar to NanoDays, National Chemistry Week is the annual community event of the American Chemical Society (ACS). It is celebrated during the fourth week of October and it encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Join us to find out how to connect with ACS members in your area to collaborate on sharing the value of chemistry in everyday life.

Nano Bite: August 2014

Stay Connected! Learn about new events and resources by reading the latest issue of the Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net).

Making the most of your mini-exhibition: Marketing Guide

Christina Akers
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Pictured:  WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington, IN

This blog post is part of a series providing information for organizations hosting the Nano mini-exhibition created by the NISE Network about the use, maintenance, and general ways to enhance your copy of Nano.

If there’s not an app for it, there’s usually a guide!

2015 Mini-Grant Application Opens August 1, 2015! (Applications Due October 1, 2014)

Christina Akers
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What’s a mini-grant?

The NISE Network is making available a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

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Online Brown-Bag: Localizing Your NanoDays Kit: Adapting Kit Material for Local Culture and Industry

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NISE Net partners have adapted NanoDays activities to extend and increase engagement and understanding of nano in their local communities. From creating a series of culturally based activities for camps and school outreach to using kit activities to foster closer relationships with local industry, we'll explore ways to identify the need and what steps these museums have taken to successfully bring nano to their community.

Online Brown-Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Tips for Hosting the Nano Mini-Exhibition: Marketing Strategies (Recorded)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Second in a series of brown bags about the Nano mini-exhibition, presenters discussed strategies for marketing the Nano mini-exhibition. They went over promotional materials developed by the NISE Network for the exhibit, the development process, and provided ideas on adapting these resources for use by your museum. Partners from three different museums talked about how they adapted NISE Network materials for use in their Nano advertising.

ASTC Annual Conference 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Please plan ahead to arrive in time to attend the free NISE Network Reception Special Event at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham: Friday, October 17, 2014: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM