NISE Network Blog

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...

Vrylena Olney

Looking for ideas for NanoDays next year? I recently spoke with Greta Zenner Petersen , the Director of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison MRSEC , about their collaboration to create a permanent art-and-science installation for the newly renovated Madison...

Larry Bell

Just about a year ago NISE Net launched an expanded collaboration with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society and you'll hear more about upcoming activities in the months ahead. The conversation started when staff from seven science centers brought cart...

Margaret Glass

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the NISE Network is already gearing up for NanoDays 2011. While the finishing touches are put on some new activities and kit contents, I’d like to share some of the feedback collected...