NISE Network Blog

Vrylena Olney

Just a few weeks ago, the NISE Net hosted its Network-Wide Meeting in San Francisco (October 26 - 28, 2010). There were three keynote talks during the first morning of the meeting, and all three presenters have graciously agreed to...

Vrylena Olney

We didn't have room in the latest newsletter to include all the different links and interesting resources related to the 2010 Nobel Prize award for work on graphene. If you missed it in the newsletter, or are just looking for...

Larry Bell

Objective 3.2 in the Draft National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan calls for the government to "Initiate outreach and informal education programs and publish related information to foster a student population, workforce, and public who are well informed about the opportunities...

Larry Bell

NCDD Keynote addresses by Andrew Maynard and Kathy Sykes at the recent Network-Wide Meeting of the NISE Net, and sessions and workshops on addressing societal, environmental, and ethical issues in connection with nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, may have left...

Larry Bell

Last week's Network-Wide Meeting raised questions about how science museums can engage the public in consideration of societal, environmental, and ethical issues related to nanoscale science and engineering and any emergent technology, and how we as a society and as...

Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Of all of the issues facing humanity at the moment, climate change is arguably the biggest. So, could the world’s smallest technology be the answer? This question was posed last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Margaret Glass

The online application for 2011 NanoDays kits is now live! The NISE Network renewal is exciting for many reasons – not the least of which is the continuation of NanoDays as the signature public outreach event for nanoscale science and...

Carol Lynn Alpert

Small Steps; Big Impact: A guide for science museum leaders developing partnerships with university based research centers has been published online at risepartnerguide.org . The online format facilitates visitors in selecting topics of greatest interest and it will allow the...

Larry Bell

Nanotechnology Long-Term Impacts and Research Directions: 2000-2020 went on line yesterday for two weeks of public comment. This is your chance to read and make suggestions concerning the next decade of nanotechnology research, including future educational efforts and engaging the...

Larry Bell

The NSF today awarded the Museum of Science in Boston the funds to continue the work of the NISE Net into the next decade. David Ucko At our reverse site visit last July, David Ucko, our NSF program officer for...