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.

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:

NanoDays 2012 Physical Kit Applications Now Available

By Catherine McCarthy on October 5, 2011 | 0 comments

Apply now for NanoDays 2012 physical kits!
March 24 through April 1, 2012 is NanoDays, a week of community-based educational outreach events to raise public awareness of nanoscale science, technology and engineering throughout the United States. NanoDays kits are currently in production and will be ready for distribution in early January 2012. From October 1 through December 8, 2011 we invite you to fill out an online application for a physical kit containing all of the materials and resources you need to start planning your community events.

NISE Network announces new 2012 Mini-Grants for partners - due November 1, 2011

By Catherine McCarthy on September 8, 2011 | 0 comments

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.

Program Overview
The Program Overview gives basic program info as well as examples of applicable projects.

NanoDays Collaborations

By Vrylena Olney on July 8, 2011 | 0 comments

As many of you know, NanoDays is the NISE Network's annual festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Each Spring, hundreds of NISE Net partners across the country plan and host local NanoDays events (find out who participated in NanoDays 2011 here). We in the NISE Net ask that partners hosting events let us know about their experiences by filling out an online NanoDays report.

If you missed the deadline, you can still submit your NanoDays 2011 report

By Catherine McCarthy on June 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Thanks to partners who have filled out their NanoDays 2011 reports!

Partner Highlight: CNSE at the University of Albany

By Vrylena Olney on April 5, 2011 | 0 comments

Many NISE Net partners planned great NanoDays events at their museums or research centers, but a few went a little further afield. For instance, as part of a comprehensive line-up of events for NanoDays, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University of Albany hosted a series of programs at a local mall!

NanoDays Report - PDF version

By Vrylena Olney on April 4, 2011 | 0 comments

With many (but not all!) NanoDays events now over, it's time to fill out your reports! The report is available at this link). However, if you're not quite ready to fill out the report just yet but want to read through the questions first, you can download the attached pdf version with all the questions and text from the report.

Nano Trivia for NanoDays!

By Vrylena Olney on March 31, 2011 | 0 comments

Looking for an icebreaker for the beginning of a science café? Or trivia to use on social media sites to help promote your NanoDays events?