Blog: RISE Rap

Karine Thate, Museum of Science

Seeing a child’s face light up with excitement as they interact with real-life scientists and grad students at your outreach event is always a pleasure. Many researchers are interested in sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public, but they...

Carol Lynn Alpert

They flew in from southern Mississippi, Montana, California, North Carolina, Ohio, and New York. They brought slides and shared their career stories, organizational profiles, and professional agendas. They ate Afghani food in an east Cambridge bistro, and showed up early...

Carol Lynn Alpert

Does your organization currently - or in the future want to - involve nano researchers in doing outreach to family audiences at a science museum or other informal science setting? The RISE group is offering a professional development workshop for...

Karine Thate

How can your institution get resources and funding for sharing current science with your visitors? Find out with A Guide to Building Partnerships Between Science Museums and University-Based Research Centers . This guide is meant to help you move your...

Carol Lynn Alpert

It’s been a tumultuous 18 months for the Broader Impacts Criterion (BIC), the NSF merit review standard that gets a lot of grant-seeking scientists and engineers thinking about including plans for education, outreach, and diversity. First, Congress asked the NSF...

Carol Lynn Alpert

Science museums and their audiences often benefit from sub-awards provided by research centers which choose to address the NSF Broader Impact Criterion through partnerships for education outreach. Therefore, the National Science Board’s current review of this criterion (commonly known as...

Vrylena Olney

As many of you know, NanoDays is the NISE Network's annual festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Each Spring, hundreds of NISE Net partners across the country plan and host...

Carol Lynn Alpert

The demos and banners have been put away; the thank you notes have gone out, the reports filed, and NanoDays 2011 is now a pleasant blur receding into the collective archive of organizational events, while you, perhaps, move on to...

Carol Lynn Alpert

Have you forged a great partnership with a couple of local research centers for your NanoDays 2011 festivities? Plan now to keep the relationship alive and growing beyond April, continuing to serve your audiences, your partners and your home team....

Carol Lynn Alpert

Small Steps; Big Impact: A guide for science museum leaders developing partnerships with university based research centers has been published online at risepartnerguide.org . The online format facilitates visitors in selecting topics of greatest interest and it will allow the...