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Celebrate Halloween Nano-style

Vrylena Olney


Anders Liljeholm gets scary in the Intro to Nano video

Halloween is October 31st, and if you're looking to celebrate nano-style, here are some links for activities or costume ideas:

Annual Meeting Photos!

Vrylena Olney

NISE Net members prototyped a new twister-style game about scale at our recent Annual Meeting in San Francisco. We'll have it at the ASTC Conference so you can test your knowledge of macro, micro, and nano scales as well as your flexibility.


Photo by Emily Maletz

Annual Meeting Photos!

Vrylena Olney

The NISE Net recently had our Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and we were joined by some of our partners from around the country.

Humanizing the nanoscale structure of a crystal. Photo by Emily Maletz Graphic Design

Materials Research Society Fall 2009 Meeting

Vrylena Olney

If you weren't able to join us at the Association of Science Technology Centers Conference at the end of October, perhaps you can catch up with the NISE Network at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston at the end of November. The MRS is playing a major role to bring the education and research communities together at their Fall 2009 Meeting, hosting hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and topics for educating future materials scientists and engineers. (And a special thank you to Richard Souza for compiling all these activities for me!)

Nano Haiku: Star Trek and Nanites

Vrylena Olney

Vicki Coats of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry recently wrote her first nano haiku, inspired by a Star Trek episode that featured nanites:



Before Borg attack

Make nanites ahead of time

Locutus will fail



Here's the clip: