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March 28-April 5, 2015

The NanoDays 2015 digital kit is available for download!  

​NanoDays 2015 physical kit application period is now closed.

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NanoDays 2015 digital kit is now available for download!

Catherine McCarthy
family using a NanoDays 2015 activity

The new 2015  NanoDays digital kit materials are available for download!
Getting a digital kit is easy - you don't need to fill out an application or log in to download a digital kit.

Digital kits are free, downloadable materials available to anyone. The digital version of the kit is designed particularly for international locations outside the United States, K-12 educators, libraries, and other educational organizations. Many of the activities use inexpensive, readily available supplies.

NSF's Mike Roco to receive Global Leadership and Service Award

Larry Bell
Mihail Roco

Mihail (Mike) Roco, the founding Chair of the National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology, will be honored for his extra-ordinary services in the area of Nanotechnology with significant impact in the USA and around the world. 

Nano Bite: January 2015

Happy New Year from the NISE Network! Welcome to the January Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net).

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • NISE Net News and Announcements - Video: Building Sustainable Museum-Scientist Partnerships, Getting Ready for NanoDays 2015: March 28 - April 5
  • Upcoming Events! - Stay Connected! Join One of Our Free Online Brown-Bag Conversations, Celebrate the International Year of Light 2015
  • Featured on the Website - Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) Cohort (2014) Organizations Describe Their Evaluation Capacity-Building Projects (video), The Future of Nanoscale Research and Development (blog post)
  • Partner Highlight - Real-World Examples of NISE Net's Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) - Maryland Science Center Shares Their Evaluation and Capacity Building Project
  • Nano in the News - Detecting Gases Wirelessly, Cheaply and Transmitting Information to a Smartphone

Partner Highlight: Real-World Examples of NISE Net's Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) - Maryland Science Center Shares Their Evaluation and Capacity Building Project

Abby Goodlaxson, Maryland Science Center

In 2014, Maryland Science Center was awarded a NISE Net mini-grant and was invited to participate in the 2014 Team-Based Inquiry Cohort, which was made up of 20 staff from 10 NISE Net partner institutions, providing cohorts with in-depth TBI professional development training both virtually and in-person. As part of their mini-grant project, Maryland Science Center created a new stage program presented on their museum's demonstration stage introducing audiences to nanoscale science and engineering, supported by a training session on nanotechnology for staff and volunteers.

Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2015 - Part 1

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Are you interested in learning more about the science behind the NanoDays activities? Do you want to know more about how the NanoDays activities are related to cutting-edge research? Then please join us for an exciting presentation that will focus on the applications and scientific background behind NISE Net activities related to graphene and nano-coatings.

The Future of Nanoscale Research and Development

Larry Bell
Mosaic of Nano Images over the years

The 2014 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference kicked off today with a presentation by Mihail (Mike) Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology and leader of NSF's contribution to the National Nanotechnology Initiative. He presented a view of nanotechnology research and development through 2030.

International Year of Light 2015

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative that will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is an unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.