NISE Network Blog

Partner Highlight: International Partner - El Laberinto de las Ciencias y las Artes, San Luis Potosí, México

By Rashmi Nanjundaswamy on January 3, 2012 | 0 comments

We would like to welcome the science center Laberinto de las Ciencias y las Artes (Labyrinth of Science and Art, by its name in Spanish) as a NISE Net international member.

Partner Highlight: Imaginarium of South Texas

By Aaron Guerrero on December 30, 2011 | 0 comments

The Imaginarium of South Texas in Laredo, TX has been an involved member of the NISE Network since 2008 when they first started hosting NanoDays events. This past year they took their programming to a new level by adopting the “Alice in Nanoland” children's book and making it all their own. 

NanoDays 2012 kits ship soon

By Catherine McCarthy on December 21, 2011 | 0 comments

NanoDays kits will be shipped in early January, 2012. Please note that the kit will come in three separate boxes this year:

NanoDays 2012 kits awarded

By Catherine McCarthy on December 21, 2011 | 0 comments

Regional hub leaders are contacting NanoDays physical kit applicants individually regarding awards.  As always, making decisions was a difficult process with only 225 physical kits to award.  We encourage all those who were not awarded a physical kit to utilize the digital materials in their ongoing education efforts.  The new digital kit will be posted here by January 15th:

Compelling Need for Nano Education

By Larry Bell on December 7, 2011 | 0 comments

Day 2 of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantee Conference in DC on December 6 had a signficant focus on education.  As a discussant following one of the panels, Bob Chang, Director of the Nanotechnology Center for Learning and Teaching, made a compelling presentation on the need for nano education.

Where is nano research happening?

By Larry Bell on December 7, 2011 | 0 comments

Where is the research happening?  Is the National Nanotechnology Initiative continuing to grow?  What are the focus areas? Mike Roco, who leads NSF's nanoscale science and engineering work, shared the following images at the annual Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference in DC on Dec 5. (Click the "read more" link to the right of the map for the other images.)





NanoDays 2012 kit application deadline is December 8th

By Catherine McCarthy on December 5, 2011 | 0 comments

The deadline for applying for NanoDays physical kits is Thursday, December 8th!  Similar to past years, we expect to reeive many more applications than kits, and once again this will be a competitive process. If your organization is not awarded a kit, we will have all the materials available online for download.

Partner Highlight: Las Cruces Museum of Natural History

By Tim Hecox on November 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Located within a public school system where 73% of the students are Hispanic, the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History (LCMNH) in Las Cruces, New Mexico strives to find new and successful ways to reach their vastly diverse and often underserved audiences.

NanoDays Highlights: Nanoscientists Attack!

By Vrylena Olney on November 10, 2011 | 0 comments

Looking for ideas for NanoDays 2012? I'll be highlighting some examples of NanoDays activities from the 2011 NanoDays reports in the NISE Net blog over the next few weeks.

A number of partners last year included science theater in their NanoDays offerings, with many adding the 10-minute Attack of the Nanoscientist play to their lineup: