The NISE Network’s online annual survey was created to learn more about the experiences of participants in NISE Net and how the Network might better support their activities. Many of you have participated over the past couple of years (thank you!), so we thought you might be interested in some of the results. We'll be highlighting different findings from the 2013 survey over the next few months in our Evaluation and Research Findings blog posts.
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If you ever find yourself on Hawai'i, aka The Big Island, make your way to Hilo and the beautiful and engaging 'Imiloa Astronomy Center. 'Imiloa is the premier learning center to explore the culture and science of Mauna Kea, whose peak houses the world's most extensive array of telescopes. NISE Net was very excited when they decided to take on NanoDays. With the combination of their dedicated staff and NISE Net's NanoDays Kits, it is now a place where NanoKits deepen one's connection to Hawai'i.
We are always excited to see photos of your NanoDays 2014 events - in particular we love to get photos of your NanoDays team.
1. Take some photos of your team at your NanoDays event.
Many thanks to all NISE Network partners who participated in local NanoDays events nationwide!
You can tell us about your NanoDays 2014 event by filling out the NanoDays online report:
Multimeter replacement for Ammeter in the Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity in NanoDays 2014 kits
Due to an ordering mix-up with one of our suppliers, NISE Network partners receiving NanoDays 2014 physical kits may have received the wrong ammeter. The ammeter in question is part of the Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity. Some of the NanoDays kits erroneously contained a 50 amp (A) ammeter, when they all should have contained a 50 microamp (µA) ammeter.
Partner Highlight: Marbles Kids Museum Exposes Students and Teachers to the Mysteries of the Unseen World
Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC is exposing students to worlds too fast, too slow, too small, too vast and simply invisible through National Geographic’s new documentary Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D. With support from a 2014 NISE Net Mini-grant, Marbles Kids Museum developed a 45-minute hands-on learning lab that expands on the movie’s content and immerses students in the exploration of things invisible to the naked eye.
Due to an ordering mix-up with one of our suppliers, NISE Network partners receiving NanoDays 2014 physical kits may have received the wrong ammeter. The ammeter in question is part of the Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity. Some of the NanoDays kits erroneously contained a 50 amp (A) ammeter, when they all should have contained a 50 microamp (µA) ammeter. The NanoDays team is currently working to fix this problem. 250 of the correct ammeters will ship to partners by the end of February.
The NISE Network has just awarded 41 mini-grants to partners for 2014. The Network is able to offer a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.
Here are some snapshots by our fantastic fabriction crew showing the transformation over several weeks of an empty warehouse to 250 completed kits stacked and ready to ship out on pallets. The NanoDays 2014 physical kits were shipped out from Minnesota on December 30th, 2013. You can see kit contents here: www.nisenet.org/nanodays/kit/physical