NISE Network Blog

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The NISE Network is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS), the award of 250 Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry 2018 kits to new and existing eligible partners in the U.S., including science centers and children's...
Christina Leavell
The Science Museum of Minnesota just completed filming for eleven training videos to accompany the hands-on activities in the 2018 Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kit! These training videos are designed to help staff and volunteers facilitate these chemistry activities...
Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science
The NISE Network recently attended the combined Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA) / Western Alliance Conference (WAC) Conference hosted by The Sharpe Planetarium in The Pink Palace in Memphis, Tennessee. This was the Network's first attendance at a planetarium conference and...
Preston MacDougall, Middle Tennessee State University
Late October has always meant trips to elementary schools to celebrate National Chemistry Week for Preston MacDougall, Professor of Chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University. Beginning with the NISE Network's NanoDays kits, Professor MacDougall has been introducing kids to chemistry and nanoscale science concepts through hands-on activities allowing them to experience many of the properties that are key to technologies they learn to love at an early age.
Lynnsey Childress, Discovery Lab, Tulsa Children's Museum
Discovery Lab in Tulsa, OK is continuing to find new ways to share the Nano exhibition and make museum experiences accessible for all families. In March, Discovery Lab launched a traveling exhibit program for Nano in partnership with The Housing...
Kari Wouk, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
On Saturday, April 28th, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences held the Triangle SciTech Expo, an Official Expo with the North Carolina Science Festival! This annual event brings the wonder and excitement of STEM topics to visitors of all ages....
David Sittenfeld and Emily Hostetler, Museum of Science
On April 8, the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) hosted a day of hands-on activities for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week centered around this year’s theme of “Dive into Marine...
Christina Leavell
Once upon a time, during an NSF grant now far far away, there was a week-long celebration of all things nanoscience. This celebration was called NanoDays, and the good partners in the kingdom of the NISE Net (then the Nanoscale...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
The NISE Network will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event will be held online May 14th -21st, and the presentation, entitled “NISE Network’s Space & Earth Informal STEM Education Project,” highlights the Space & Earth project in collaboration with NASA and a few of the Explore Science: Earth & Space public events across the US from March to August 2017 hosted by NISE Net partner institutions.
Trish Palao, Montshire Museum of Science
This year, in participation with the science education initiative Frankenstein200, the Montshire Museum of Science’s annual conversation series, Montshire Talks, focused on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus. Through her seminal work, Shelley sparked the imaginations of generations who ponder the necessary balance between progress and ethics.