This past October, members of the NISE Net Inclusive Audience team had a unique opportunity to partner with Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Museum Network to co-host a two-day workshop at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks Alaska on gender equity in STEM learning and to increase participation of girls and diverse audiences in the field of nano science and engineering.
Since the arrival of the Nano exhibition, the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor, ME has been working hard to create a lot more excitement about nano science, engineering, and technology! The Maine Discovery Museum (MDM) is the largest children's museum North of Boston. It has 28,000 square feet of exhibit space and serves about 60,000 visitors a year.
Powerpoint presentations and links to materials featured during many of the December 2012 Network-Wide Meeting presentations are available online here:
This past summer, the Exploradome at the Saint Louis Science Center was taken over by the science of the small. All summer long, visitors to Amazing Nano Worlds! were immersed in the world of atoms and molecules enlarged 100 million times their actual size.
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.
It’s always fun and inspiring to hear how partners modify NISE Net programs as they present them during NanoDays and beyond. This month, the Cincinnati Museum Center and Liberty Science Center, both partners in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Hub, share some of their favorite “hacks.”
In April, the Duluth Children’s Museum joined forces with the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) to represent the NISE Network at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration conference held in Duluth, MN.
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.