NISE Network Blog

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...


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...


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...


Suggestions for the Exploring Materials- Graphene Activity


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
  • ...


Send Us Pictures of Your NanoDays Team!

Vrylena Olney

Whether your team includes an army of local graduate students, or a handful of museum educators, or a mix of volunteers, scientists, and industry partners, we want to see who they are! Snap a picture of your NanoDays team this year (be sure to have anyone in the photo sign a release) and send it our way!

NanoDays 2011 at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY

Here’s how:

  1. Email
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Partner Highlight: Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art

Ali Jackson

Remember your first NanoDays?

The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) is getting ready for their first ever NanoDays this year and they’re excited!

What do you remember from your first NanoDays?

What advice do you have to share?

How do you keep your NanoDays events fresh?

RIMOSA is a new “museum without walls” in Providence, RI focused on the building blocks of both art and science: curiosity, observation,...