NISE Network Blog

NISE Network announces 2013 Mini-Grants - applications due November 4, 2012

Catherine McCarthy

 

What’s a Mini-Grant?

The NISE Network is making available 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.

 

Partner Highlight: Informal Science Learning Associates (ISLA)

Aaron Guerrero

The Informal Science Learning Associates (ISLA) is a newly-formed nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities for all children. A museum without walls, ISLA provides interactive programming in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to promote life-long learning in the community and surrounding communities of Laredo, Texas.

Broader Impacts, Revisited

Carol Lynn Alpert

It’s been a tumultuous 18 months for the Broader Impacts Criterion (BIC), the NSF merit review standard that gets a lot of grant-seeking scientists and engineers thinking about including plans for education, outreach, and diversity.  First, Congress asked the NSF to explain exactly what it means by "broader impacts," and how it monitors compliance.

MRS Call for Papers- Deadline Approaching!

KC

The 2012 MRS Fall meeting in Boston takes place November 25-30, but the deadline for abstract submission is just around the corner!  All abstracts must be submitted by June 19th.  Click here for more information on abstract submission guidleines and details about the meeting.

NanoDays 2012 report - winners chosen

Catherine McCarthy

NanoDays logo   Two winners!

We have two randomly drawn winners who submitted their online NanoDays reports by the May 1st deadline.  Both will be receivinig additional educaitonal materials to use with their visitors: