NISE Network Blog

Carol Lynn Alpert

They flew in from southern Mississippi, Montana, California, North Carolina, Ohio, and New York. They brought slides and shared their career stories, organizational profiles, and professional agendas. They ate Afghani food in an east Cambridge bistro, and showed up early...

Luke Donforth, The University of Vermont

The University of Vermont (UVM) Physics Department has been an active member of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network since 2008. Although very much an institution of formal learning, UVM values and contributes to informal education in the surrounding...

Brooke McNaughton, The Leonardo

If you want to do something big, you’ve got to think small! Yes, you read that right—we’re talking atomic level tiny. Female scientists and engineers lead this all-girls camp into the amazing world of nanoscience using art, technology, and even...

Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science, and Sarah Von Williamsen, Imaginarium Science Center

The Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers, Florida was awarded a 2014 NISE Net mini-grant and used the funding to expand and enhance their current nano exhibit, the Nano Lab . This expansion was designed to complement the NISE Net...

Frank Kusiak, The Lawrence Hall of Science

"The game, ‘ Doctor Know ,’ introduces the general public, students and teachers to current biomedical research encouraged by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ (NIH) Roadmap. In addition to basic medical research, it aims to highlight the processes...

Liz Rosino, OMSI

We are excited to announce that this year’s NISE Net Annual Partner Survey will be launching in late October! This is your opportunity to share your opinions and experiences as a NISE Net Partner. The survey is an essential component...

Ali Jackson

Is your institution loo king to add components or square footage to a copy of the NISE Network's Nano mini-exhibition ?Are you hoping to drive attendance with educational, innovative, hands-on temporary exhibitions about nano? You’re in luck! We’ve put together...

Catherine McCarthy

Apply now for a NanoDays 2015 physical kit! NanoDays 2015 will be held from March 28 through April 5, 2015. NanoDays is a week of community-based educational outreach events to raise public awareness of nanoscale science, technology and engineering throughout...

Catherine McCarthy

The NISE Network's DIY Nano app is featured in the September issue of FamilyFun magazine! The DIY Nano app (for iPhones) and DIY Nano HD (for iPads) allows families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at...

Larry Bell

Several NISE Network representatives traveled to Washington DC this past month to attend the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning Program (AISL) Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting organized by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE). We...