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Evaluation and Research Finding: Involvement with Professional Organizations

Liz Rosino, OMSI

The NISE Network’s online annual survey was created to learn more about the experiences of participants in NISE Net and how the Network might better support their activities. Many of you have participated over the past couple of years (thank you!), so we thought you might be interested in some of the results. We'll be highlighting different findings from the 2013 survey over the next few months in our Evaluation and Research Findings blog posts....

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Tips and Resources for NanoDays 2014 event organizers

Catherine McCarthy

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We hope you’re getting excited for NanoDays!

We wanted to let you know about some additional NanoDays resources you may find useful:

NanoDays Activity Training Videos

We now have training videos for all 2014 NanoDays activities and programs. These videos are perfect for staff and volunteer training. Keep checking back, because we’re working to...

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The ultimate reality TV: How the 2014 NanoDays Physical kit came to be!!!

Christina Akers

In 2014, our operation became so large that we had to take kit fabrication out of both the Science Museum of Minnesota’s shop and warehouse. We rented another warehouse offsite, where kit assembly consumed the space for over a month.  Some days you couldn’t even walk through the space there was some much going on!

Here we show you a high-speed version of our labor – five weeks wrapped up in two-minutes and twenty-two seconds!!!

Enjoyhttps://vimeo.com/89432550

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Evaluation and Research Finding: Partnerships

Liz Rosino, OMSI

The NISE Network’s online annual survey was created to learn more about the experiences of participants in NISE Net and how the Network might better support their activities. Many of you have participated over the past couple of years (thank you!), so we thought you might be interested in some of the results. We'll be highlighting different findings from the 2013 survey over the next few months in our Evaluation and Research Findings blog posts....

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Partner Highlight: The Power of HI-Nano

Frank Kusiak

If you ever find yourself on Hawai'i, aka The Big Island, make your way to Hilo and the beautiful and engaging 'Imiloa Astronomy Center. 'Imiloa is the premier learning center to explore the culture and science of Mauna Kea, whose peak houses the world's most extensive array of telescopes. NISE Net was very excited when they decided to take on NanoDays. With the combination of their dedicated staff and NISE Net's NanoDays Kits, it is now a place where NanoKits deepen one's connection to Hawai'i.

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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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