NISE Network Blog

Annual Meeting Photos!

Vrylena Olney

NISE Net members prototyped a new twister-style game about scale at our recent Annual Meeting in San Francisco. We'll have it at the ASTC Conference so you can test your knowledge of macro, micro, and nano scales as well as your flexibility.

Photo by Emily Maletz

Annual Meeting Photos!

Vrylena Olney

The NISE Net recently had our Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and we were joined by some of our partners from around the country.

Humanizing the nanoscale structure of a crystal. Photo by Emily Maletz Graphic Design

Materials Research Society Fall 2009 Meeting

Vrylena Olney

If you weren't able to join us at the Association of Science Technology Centers Conference at the end of October, perhaps you can catch up with the NISE Network at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston at the end of November. The MRS is playing a major role to bring the education and research communities together at their Fall 2009 Meeting, hosting hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and topics for educating future materials scientists and engineers. (And a special thank you to Richard Souza for compiling all these activities for me!)

NISE Net Folks at the S.Net Conference

Larry Bell

Six members of the NISE Net programs team and four members of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society presented tabletop and stage programs at the Pacific Science Center yesterday and at the S.Net conference today. Jamey Wetmore and Ira Bennet of the CNS at Arizona State University have incorporated the development of tabletop demos into a couple of their courses with the aim of helping students think about the societal implications of their research by having them talk with the public about it.

Nano Haiku: Star Trek and Nanites

Vrylena Olney

Vicki Coats of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry recently wrote her first nano haiku, inspired by a Star Trek episode that featured nanites:

Before Borg attack

Make nanites ahead of time

Locutus will fail

Here's the clip:

Nano Poetry Boundaries Broken!

Vrylena Olney

I knew the NISE Net was special. But even I did not expect this. Only one day after the Nano Bite e-newsletter went out, I am happy to announce that we have our first ever nano sestina. I am verklempt.