NISE Network Blog

Nano Love

Vrylena Olney

Michael Wilson (aka "Coma Niddy"), who also happens to be an Explainer at the New York Hall of Science, created this nano-themed music video for Valentine's Day:

The lyrics are posted below, you can find citations and more information here.

Lyrics:

Partner Highlight: Arizona Science Center

Frank Kusiak

The Arizona Science Center, a NISE Net Partner since 2009, has been a model partner to those of us in the Southwest Region. With a lot of help from staff like Rei Cameron, Laura Martin, Joshua Sheehan, and Sari Neumeyer, they have thoroughly incorporated nano into their museum practice. They present NISE Net tabletop activities year round.

The Making of a NanoDays Kit - time lapse video

KC

What exactly does it take to make a NanoDays kit?  Oh, only 650 personhours, 3,600 boxes, over a mile of reinforced tape (6,000ft!), and a lot of love.  

See the whole process here!  

(Don't worry, it won't take you hundreds of hours to watch.....we sped it up.)

 

Missing your Ball Sorter sieves?

KC

Our apologies for not communicating this better, but the sieves for the Ball Sorter activity (NanoDays 2012) will be shipped in the same box as the nano gold.  The sieves did not arrive at the warehouse in time to pack them in the large box.  So, in an effort to avoid sending all of you yet another separate box, we did some troubleshooting and decided to pack them with the gold.  

Black gold....not the Texas tea variety

KC

Unfortunately, this is not a story about a man named Jed, who could barely keep his family fed; who became a millionaire and subsequently moved away from there.  No, this is a story about a solution of nano gold and why it’s being protected from the cold.  It will be shipped separately from the main NanoDays kit, only to keep it from getting frost-bit.  Ok, no more rhyming.  It’s starting to get confining. (ok, seriously…)

Nano mini-exhibition applications now available

Catherine McCarthy

Nano mini-exhibition logo

​ We are pleased to announce that online applications are now available for NISE Network museum partners to apply for a free copy of the Nano mini-exhibition.  Online applications are due March 1, 2012.

NanoDays 2012 kits ship soon

Catherine McCarthy

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

Catherine McCarthy

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: http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays/kit/digital