NISE Network Blog

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...

Vrylena Olney

Anders Liljeholm , a program developer at OMSI , wrote to me about a challenge in translating our materials into other languages. Did you know that in different countries the word "billion" can mean different amounts? In English, one billion...

Vrylena Olney

Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs. Please let us know what you've been doing with NISE...

Vrylena Olney

With the end of the year and decade just ahead of us, lots of people are looking back and compiling their top ten lists (for example, here , here , here , here , and here ). Andrew Maynard (a...