NISE Network Blog

Vrylena Olney

Last week I posted information about the small grants MRS and WGBH are offering to organize outreach events around the premiere of Making Stuff . Apparently, a lot of folks have had similar questions about the outreach events, so the...

Vrylena Olney

The NISE Net is sponsoring a bunch of professional development opportunities at the upcoming Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, April 5 - 9. Admission is included in meeting registration for all of these workshops, no additional registration...

Vrylena Olney

Richard Souza , who is leading the Materials Research Society' s involvement in the NISE Network, forwarded me this announcement about a small grant opportunity open to our partners. There's more information below, but please note that the application due...

Vrylena Olney

If you're a researcher, there's a big difference between talking about nano with fellow classmates, colleagues, or professors, and talking about nano with hundreds of Museum of Science visitors on a Saturday afternoon. NanoDays at our institution generally means lots...

Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Thanks, everyone, for your great comments to the first RWN post! Keep 'em coming. I'll respond there and in future posts. The question for today is: why does nano matter? At the 2009 NISE Net annual meeting, evaluators noted that...

Carol Lynn Alpert

NSF's Broader Impacts Criterion (BIC) gets a provocative re-examination in a special issue of the British journal Social Epistemology , and in that issue, the NISE Net's focus on science museum - research center partnerships is included as a model...

Margaret Glass

The NanoDays kits have been shipped and the digital resources are ready for downloading. Now it's time to get busy thinking about what you actually want to DO with all this stuff! Whether this is your first time creating a...

Vrylena Olney

Lotus Leaves and Nano Pants at the Too Small To See Opening at the Sciencenter. The Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, is hiring a project manager and education project coordinator to work on NISE Net programs and exhibits, along with other...

Vrylena Olney

NanoDays is next month, and the NISE Net has a number of training materials that might be useful for those new to presenting nano content to public audiences: Margaret Glass and Steve Madewell will be running an online training on...

Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Welcome to Real World Nano , a new space to explore what happens when nanotechnology leaves the laboratory and makes its way into the rest of society. RWN is a partnership between NISE Net and the Center for Nanotechnology in...