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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

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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

Meeting attendees spent some time helping us think of new, innovative nano programming. In the photo above, attendees are...

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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...

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NISE Net ASTC Sessions

Vrylena Olney

Here's a full list of the Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference sessions that will be featuring NISE Net work or findings from our work, sorted by date and time. Please keep in mind that session descriptions are taken from the Preliminary Program.

  • Interpreting the Nanoworld through Juggling, Drama, Art, and Media
    As science and technology move into the nanoscale, they become more challenging to interpret, see, touch, and manipulate. Properties and behaviors are less familiar
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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:

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Nano Poetry Boundaries Broken!

Vrylena Olney

I knew the NISE Net was special. But even I did not expect this. Only one day after the Nano Bite e-newsletter went out, I am happy to announce that we have our first ever nano sestina. I am verklempt.

And the special honor of Nano Poet Laureate goes to Anders Liljeholm. Anders has previously contributed shorter poetic works on nano themes to the Nano Bite, but I feel with this sestina, he's able to explore these themes in much more depth. Congratulations Anders.

A Nano Sestina
by Anders Liljeholm

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Washington DC Nano News - Learning Informal Science in Congress: People, Places, and Policy

Margaret Glass

authored by Margaret Glass

The National Academies report Learning Science in Informal Environments can provide our field a more identifiable and meaningful place at the table of education policy - if we learn how to use it for that purpose. One recent success in this direction is the inclusion of definitions of formal and informal learning in the latest version of S. 1482: the NNI Amendment Act introduced in the Senate on July 21. In January,...

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