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

By Catherine McCarthy on December 6, 2013 | 0 comments

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.

Partner Highlight: TBI at the Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia

By Jayatri Das on November 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Team-based inquiry (TBI) is the NISE Network’s practical approach to evaluation focused around an ongoing cycle of inquiry: question, investigate, reflect, and improve. This month, we’re sharing a story of TBI at work from the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia (CDMWV) that demonstrates how TBI can improve practice, build capacity, and even strengthen partnerships and institutional investment.

NanoDays 2014 kit applications - due December 1, 2013

By Catherine McCarthy on September 26, 2013 | 0 comments

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Apply now for a NanoDays 2014 physical kit!

Annual Partner Survey to launch in late October 2013

By Catherine McCarthy on September 18, 2013 | 0 comments


Person filling out formWe are excited to announce that this year’s NISE Net Annual Partner Survey will be launching in late October!

Partner Highlight: University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

By Frank Kusiak on August 30, 2013 | 0 comments

The University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC-CEIN), based at UCLA, does a great job of reaching broad audiences and fostering collaborations.  In order to reach broad audiences outside of academia, the UC-CEIN partners with Cal Poly Pomona and the California Science Center.  For the past two years, students and faculty from Cal Poly Pomona traveled to UCLA to learn about nanoscience with UC-CEIN students, research staff, and faculty; this yearly February event also functions as a professional d

NISE Network 2014 Mini-Grant Application Now Open! (Applications due November 1, 2013)

By Christina Akers on August 21, 2013 | 0 comments

What’s a Mini-Grant?
The NISE Network is once again 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 an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

Convergence of Knowledge, Technology, and Society

By Larry Bell on June 17, 2013 | 0 comments

At our reverse site visit at NSF this week, Mihail Roco, NSF's Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, suggested that NISE Net envision its activities in the years ahead to encompass the applications that will be made possible by convergence. See the just published report at this website:

Fun with Nano Numbers!

By Eli Bossin on June 5, 2013 | 0 comments

NISE Net partner Becky Wolfe of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis recently shared some fun nano math she and a colleague calculated over lunch:

Partner Highlight: Nano Extravaganza in New York’s Capital Region!

By Ali Jackson on June 4, 2013 | 0 comments

In February of 2013, longtime NISE Net children’s museum partner, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in Troy, NY (CMOST), announced that it will become part of SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). Under CNSE's leadership, more than $5 million will be invested to transform the Children's Museum into a world-renowned science center for young people—a hub for 21st century learning and discovery!