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MAKING STUFF Frequently Asked Questions

Vrylena Olney

Last week I posted information about the small grants MRS and WGBH are offering to organize outreach events around the premiere of Making Stuff.  Apparently, a lot of folks have had similar questions about the outreach events, so the team wrote up answers to the top questions:

  • Question: Does a local Outreach Coalition have to do everything on the list?
    Answer: No, you should
  • ...

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Posters, Presentations, and Broader Impacts

Vrylena Olney

The NISE Net is sponsoring a bunch of professional development opportunities at the upcoming Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, April 5 - 9.  Admission is included in meeting registration for all of these workshops, no additional registration is required.

Here are the workshops:

(New!) Technical Poster Design Seminar

Monday, April 5
3:00 - 4:00 p.m...

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Real World Nano: Why does nano matter? Surface area.

Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Thanks, everyone, for your great comments to the first RWN post! Keep 'em coming. I'll respond there and in future posts. The question for today is: why does nano matter?

At the 2009 NISE Net annual meeting, evaluators noted that museums were doing a great job of teaching core nanoscience concepts, and they’d also managed to make nano modestly interesting (admittedly, not as interesting as Star Wars, but more interesting than many other things museums are doing). But, no matter how they were asked,...

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Nano Jobs!

Vrylena Olney



Lotus Leaves and Nano Pants at the Too Small To See Opening at the Sciencenter.



The Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, is hiring a project manager and education project coordinator to work on NISE Net programs and exhibits, along with other projects. The position descriptions and application instructions are...

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Billions and Billions: Translating "billion"

Vrylena Olney

Anders Liljeholm, a program developer at OMSI, wrote to me about a challenge in translating our materials into other languages.

Did you know that in different countries the word “billion” can mean different amounts? In English, one billion is one thousand million, but in most countries in Europe “billion” means one million million, what we Americans would call one trillion. In these languages, one billion is 1,000,000,000,000–10 to the 12th power,...

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Classroom Nano: Middle School Workshop

Vrylena Olney
Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs. Please let us know what you've been doing with NISE Net or nano materials for K-12 audiences! Email Rae Ostman at rostman at sciencenter dot org. Image by Michael Wyszomierski

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Classroom Nano: Homeschool Workshop

Vrylena Olney
Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs. image by James Sarmiento

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