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March 28-April 5, 2015

The NanoDays 2014 digital kit is available for download!

​NanoDays 2015 physical kit applications due December 1st.

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NanoDays 2015 physical kit applications available now- due December 1st

Catherine McCarthy

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NanoDays 2015 will be held from March 28 through April 5, 2015. NanoDays is a week of community-based educational outreach events to raise public awareness of nanoscale science, technology and engineering throughout the United States. NanoDays kits are currently in production and will be ready for distribution in early 2015. We invite you to fill out an online application for a physical kit containing all of the materials and resources you need to start planning your community events; applications are due December 1, 2014.

Partner Highlight: The Leonardo Conducts Team-Based Inquiry on their All-Girls Nano-Themed Summer Camp!

Brooke McNaughton, The Leonardo

If you want to do something big, you’ve got to think small! Yes, you read that right—we’re talking atomic level tiny. Female scientists and engineers lead this all-girls camp into the amazing world of nanoscience using art, technology, and even games. Campers also developed their own activity to share with their friends and family at home. STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is what we are all about here at The Leonardo!

Nano Bite: November 2014

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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • NISE Net News and Announcements - Apply Today, Don't Delay for Your NanoDays 2015 Physical Kit (Deadline Dec. 1st); How Can You Use Evaluation To Improve Your Informal Education Programs (Without Having and Evaluator on Staff)?
  • Upcoming Events! - Stay Connected! Join One of Our Free Online Brown-Bag Conversations
  • Featured on the Website - Team-Based Inquiry Training Videos
  • Partner Highlights - The Leonardo Conducts Team-Based Inquiry on their All-Girls Nano-Themed Summer Camp!
  • Nano in the News - Nanotechnology in Food: More than a Question of Taste

Online Brown-Bag: Engaging Younger Audiences with Nanoscale Science

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Since 2008, NanoDays activities have been used to engage all types of audiences and families within the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology. When engaging different audiences, such as younger audiences including children ages 3-8, it is important to target your message in a language that is both understandable and engaging for that age group. Join us as NISE Net partners discuss their experiences working with younger audiences.

Online Brown-Bag: The International Year of Light 2015 - What's Nano about Light?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Join us for a discussion about the International Year of Light!  In 2013, the United Nations proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light (IYL). More than 100 organizations from more than 85 countries are participating in IYL. During this conversation we will share light-related activities and videos developed by the NISE Network. We’ll also discuss scientific organizations that would make great partners for IYL events. 

NISE Net Annual Partner Survey 2014 invitations – coming soon!

Liz Rosino, OMSI

We are excited to announce that this year’s NISE Net Annual Partner Survey will be launching in late October!

This is your opportunity to share your opinions and experiences as a NISE Net Partner.  The survey is an essential component in our ongoing efforts to understand, enhance, and expand the NISE Net partner experience.

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.

2014 MRS Fall Meeting

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Sunday, November 30, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014

There are many NISE Network professional development events being planned for the upcoming MRS Fall Meeting.