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Evaluation and Research Findings: Communication Study part 1

Eli Bossin

Over the past year, the evaluation team has been conducting A Study of Communication in the NISE Network (Network Communication Study) to learn about how the Network's primary communication components, NanoDays, face-to-face meetings, the regional hub structure, and the nisenet.org website, are being used by actively involved partners. We'll be highlighting different findings from the study - such as the bulleted points below - over the next few months in our Featured Finding section, and you can also read the whole report at...

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MRS Call for Papers- Deadline Approaching!

KC

The 2012 MRS Fall meeting in Boston takes place November 25-30, but the deadline for abstract submission is just around the corner!  All abstracts must be submitted by June 19th.  Click here for more information on abstract submission guidleines and details about the meeting.

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NanoDays 2012 report - winners chosen

Catherine McCarthy

NanoDays logo   Two winners!

We have two randomly drawn winners who submitted their online NanoDays reports by the May 1st deadline.  Both will be receivinig additional educaitonal materials to use with their visitors:

  • Barbara McMillin, Program & Volunteer Coordinator

    the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn, IL

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DIY Nano App now available

Catherine McCarthy

Over 20,000 people have downloaded the new DIY Nano App! 

The DIY Nano app allows families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and...

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The NISE Net is an Easter Egg Treat?

Larry Bell

In April 2005, when we were conceptualizing the NISE Net and writing the first proposal, we made various stabs at trying to draw a diagram that would represent the NISE Net.  Here's one that I did.  We never used it but it became known as the Easter Egg diagram. So here it is 7 years later and you can see that things are quite different today from what is in this image.  Nevertheless, spring is in the air and that is something to...

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Partner Highlight: Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Christina Akers

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Teacher Workshops!

This January, seventeen middle school and pre-service teachers from around central Indiana descended upon The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for the Museum’s first nano-infused teacher workshop. Armed with a curriculum of half-NISE Net/half-NSTA materials, Becky Wolfe and John McCollum engaged these teachers in the concepts of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

Following the Indiana standards of education, Becky and John focused their agenda on atoms and...

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Suggestions for the Exploring Materials- Graphene Activity

KC

We’ve heard that some NanoDays 2012 kit recipients are having trouble getting the Graphene activity to work.  If you can’t get the bulb to light, here are a few solutions you might try:

  • Try printing the graphene cards on regular, uncoated printer paper (or plain office paper)
  • The file for the graphene card can be found in the catalog, or by clicking here
  • Try
  • ...

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