NISE Network Blog

Partner Highlight: NISE Net & Girls RISEnet Partner in Alaska for Gender Equity in STEM Learning

By Tim Hecox on February 4, 2013 | 0 comments

This past October, members of the NISE Net Inclusive Audience team had a unique opportunity to partner with Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Museum Network to co-host a two-day workshop at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks Alaska on gender equity in STEM learning and to increase participation of girls and diverse audiences in the field of nano science and engineering.

Evaluation and Research Findings: How does the public make decisions about societal and ethical issues in science? - voting

By Eli Bossin on February 1, 2013 | 0 comments

How does the public make decisions about societal and ethical issues (SEI) in science? We’ve been researching past Nanotechnology Forums and the Would You Buy That? program to identify patterns in how the public responds to the facilitation approaches we have used in our SEI programming over the past six years. We will be highlighting results from this research over the next two months in our Featured Finding section.

Partner Highlight: Very Small Science Creating Very Big Ideas at the Maine Discovery Museum!

By Ali Jackson on January 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Since the arrival of the Nano exhibition, the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor, ME has been working hard to create a lot more excitement about nano science, engineering, and technology! The Maine Discovery Museum (MDM) is the largest children's museum North of Boston. It has 28,000 square feet of exhibit space and serves about 60,000 visitors a year.

Network-Wide Meeting 2012 presentations available online

By Catherine McCarthy on January 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Network-Wide Meeting 2012 - Larry Bell


Powerpoint presentations and links to materials featured during many of the December 2012 Network-Wide Meeting presentations are available online here:



DIY Nano App featured in Wired Magazine's review of apps

By Catherine McCarthy on January 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Wired Magazine app review

The NISE Network DIY Nano App is featured in Wired Magazine's review of apps!


Ordering your own buckyball die to make your own paper buckyball models

By KC on January 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Buckyball cut-outThe NISE Network has created a custom buckyball die for hand-operated roller die-cutting machines so that you can make your own buckyball paper models. We no longer have pre-cut paper buckyballs available for distribution.

Thanks for participating in Annual Partner Survey

By Catherine McCarthy on November 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Many thanks to all those who participated in the Annual Partner Survey in October -November, 2012.

Survey Background:

Partner Highlight: A Macro Invasion of the Nano Kind - Summer at the Saint Louis Science Center

By Christina Akers on November 13, 2012 | 0 comments

St. Louis Science Center logoThis past summer, the Exploradome at the Saint Louis Science Center was taken over by the science of the small. All summer long, visitors to Amazing Nano Worlds! were immersed in the world of atoms and molecules enlarged 100 million times their actual size.