NISE Network Blog

Kayla Berry and Elizabeth Kollman, Museum of Science; Gina Svarovsky, University of Notre Dame

Since its inception in 2005, the NISE Network has developed a wide range of activities, programs, and exhibits for public audiences that have been implemented within over 500 institutions across the country. Two of the Network’s largest educational products are...

KC Miller

In 2015 the National Science Foundation generously awarded additional supplementary funds to the NISE Network with the specific purpose of engaging underserved audiences and expanding local museum-community partnerships. To that aim, the NISE Network has created the Explore Science –...

Christina Leavell

Photo provided by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor, MI We have received questions asking why there aren't four bonds for each carbon atom in the "Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube" component of the Nano mini-exhibition. Catherine McCarthy, Project...

Sarah Zimmerman, Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Nanoscience and technology were found in an unlikely location when Port Discovery Children's Museum partnered with The James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland. Part of Port Discovery’s mission states that we "extend our impact by taking our...

Larry Bell, Museum of Science; Paul Martin, Science Museum of Minnesota; and Rae Ostman, Arizona State University

Dear NISE Net Participants and Supporters, Thank you for all the great work you have done over the past decade. It has opened up totally new possibilities for the decade ahead. We are excited to let you know that with...

Catherine McCarthy

The NISE Network wishes all its partners a peaceful end to 2015. We look forward to working with you in 2016! More about this snowflake image: This ordinary hexagonal dendrite snowflake, has been highly magnified using a low-temperature scanning electron...

Suzi Taylor, Montana State University

An annual Halloween festival for children received an infusion of Nano when an AmeriCorps VISTA member based at Montana State University brought NanoDays activities to the university’s Family & Graduate Housing (FGH). FGH hosts an annual Pumpkin Festival near Halloween,...

Kayla Berry, Musuem of Science and Larry Dunlap-Berg, Adventure Science Center

The Adventure Science Center , located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a premier attraction and learning center for visitors throughout Middle Tennessee and lives its mission to "ignite curiosity and inspire the lifelong discovery of science!" Learning does not solely take...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science, Boston
Envisioning a new kind of museum conversation With the pilot year of the Building with Biology project now complete, we are excited to share with the community the experiences and accomplishments achieved throughout this initial year. Building with Biology -...

Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science and Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science

How do you go from doing NanoDays in the US to holding NanoDays in Beijing, China? The story starts simply enough. While facilitating activities at NanoDays 2015 in the Museum of Science, Boston, Pei Zhang was inspired by what she...