NISE Network Blog

Catherine McCarthy

We are excited to announce that the NISE Net Annual Partner Survey will be launched in late October! This survey represents an integral component of our ongoing efforts to understand and enhance the NISE Net partner experience, and as such,...

Catherine McCarthy

The DIY Na noApp has just been awarded a Silver Honor award for mobile apps. The Fall 2012 Parents' Choice review states, "DIY Nano is a lovely way to provide hands on, accessible science learning to your child." "It offers...

KC

If you're planning to use your graphene acitivity again (or use it on a regular basis), here are just a few things to keep in mind: It's best to remove the snap connectors from the battery, and disconnect the alligator...

Catherine McCarthy

What’s a Mini-Grant? The NISE Network is making available 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...

Aaron Guerrero

The Informal Science Learning Associates (ISLA) is a newly-formed nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities for all children. A museum without walls, ISLA provides interactive programming in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to promote life-long learning in the community...

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...

Jayatri Das

It’s always fun and inspiring to hear how partners modify NISE Net programs as they present them during NanoDays and beyond. This month, the Cincinnati Museum Center and Liberty Science Center , both partners in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Hub ,...

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...

Carol Lynn Alpert

It’s been a tumultuous 18 months for the Broader Impacts Criterion (BIC), the NSF merit review standard that gets a lot of grant-seeking scientists and engineers thinking about including plans for education, outreach, and diversity. First, Congress asked the NSF...

Christina Akers

In April, the Duluth Children’s Museum joined forces with the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) to represent the NISE Network at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration conference held in Duluth, MN. The conference, hosted by the University of...