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NanoDays 2014 - sharing photos from your event

Catherine McCarthy

We are always excited to see photos of your NanoDays 2014 events -  in particular we love to get photos of your NanoDays team.

NanoDays 2013 at the Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

Here’s how:

1. Take some photos of your team at your NanoDays event.

2. Make sure to have people in the photos sign releases;  some background information and a copy of the photo release form is available on page 24...

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Multimeter replacement for Ammeter in the Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity in NanoDays 2014 kits

Catherine McCarthy

Due to an ordering mix-up with one of our suppliers, NISE Network partners receiving NanoDays 2014 physical kits may have received the wrong ammeter. The ammeter in question is part of the Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity. Some of the NanoDays kits erroneously contained a 50 amp (A) ammeter, when they all should have contained a 50 microamp (µA) ammeter.

 

Do you have the correct ammeter?

Please check your kit to see if you received the incorrect ammeter (see...

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Partner Highlight: Marbles Kids Museum Exposes Students and Teachers to the Mysteries of the Unseen World

Brad Herring

Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC is exposing students to worlds too fast, too slow, too small, too vast and simply invisible through National Geographic’s new documentary Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D. With support from a 2014 NISE Net Mini-grant, Marbles Kids Museum developed a 45-minute hands-on learning lab that expands on the movie’s content and immerses students in the exploration of things invisible to the naked eye.

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Ammeter mixup in Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity in NanoDays 2014 kits

Catherine McCarthy

Due to an ordering mix-up with one of our suppliers, NISE Network partners receiving NanoDays 2014 physical kits may have received the wrong ammeter. The ammeter in question is part of the Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity. Some of the NanoDays kits erroneously contained a 50 amp (A) ammeter, when they all should have contained a 50 microamp (µA) ammeter. The NanoDays team is currently working to fix this problem. 250 of the correct ammeters will ship to partners by the end of February.

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NanoDays 2014 digital kit is now available for download!

Catherine McCarthy

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The new 2014  NanoDays digital kit materials are available for download!

Digital kits are free, downloadable materials available to anyone. The digital version of the kit is designed particularly for international locations outside the United States, K-12 educators, libraries, and other educational organizations. Many of the activities use inexpensive, readily available...

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2014 Mini-grants Awards Announced

Catherine McCarthy

The NISE Network has just awarded 41 mini-grants to partners for 2014.  The Network is able to offer a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

Each year we continue to receive more applications with high quality project proposals.  This year we saw our largest and highest-quality applicant pool yet. A total of 81 proposals were...

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NanoDays 2014 physical kits assembled and shipped!

Catherine McCarthy

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Here are some snapshots by our fantastic fabriction crew showing the transformation over several weeks of an empty warehouse to 250 completed kits stacked and ready to ship out on pallets. The NanoDays 2014 physical kits were shipped out from Minnesota on December 30th, 2013. You can see kit contents here: www.nisenet.org/nanodays/kit/physical

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NanoDays 2014 Training Videos now available!

Catherine McCarthy

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These short videos are perfect for NanoDays 2014 staff and volunteer training. Please feel free to distribute these links to people volunteering at your NanoDays event.  All of these videos may be downloaded from Vimeo simply by creating a free "basic" account at www.vimeo.com/join, for more assistance please see FAQ # 10

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Evaluation and Research: Thanks to Annual Partner Survey 2013 responders!

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

Many thanks to everyone who shared their opinions and experiences through the Annual Partner Survey last month. This survey represents an integral component of our ongoing efforts to understand and enhance the NISE Net partner experience, and as such, the participation of our partners is absolutely vital.  The questions included in the online survey were designed to assess the ways in which the resources available through the Network are put to use, as well as how the Network might better support partners' efforts now and in the future. Over 350 people completed the survey this year! ...

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