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Bringing Nano to the Public: A Collaboration Opportunity for Researchers and Museums

This 20-page PDF booklet provides an introduction to informal science education and to science museum practice for nano and materials science researchers. It advises researchers on ways to collaborate with science museums to increase the impact of their education outreach activities, and includes a rich bibliography.

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NISE Network Program and Activity Templates

The NISE Network program and activity templates package includes tools for developing educational programs: a lesson plan template, NanoDays activity guide template, slideshow presentation template, peer review guidelines, and Universal Design checklist.

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NISE Network Use and Permission Policy

Details on use and permissions policy for the NISE Network. Includes guidelines, forms and logos. Also includes links to more information on intellectual property and acknowledgments including: Creative Commons license, promotional and marketing materials, and use and privacy policy.

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NISE Network Program Evaluation Tools

The NISE Network program evaluation tools include guidelines and templates to facilitate program evaluation.

The NISE Net Guidelines for Collecting and Handling Data document outlines general guidelines for collecting and handling Team Based Inquiry (TBI) data. The guide was created for the NISE Network's 2012 Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol as a part of the Human Subjects Research training for NISE Net partners.

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NanoDays Promotional Material (package)

We've put together resources to help you promote your NanoDays event and other nano educational activities. A collection of NISE Net press photos can also be found in the Media - Promotional Materials section of the nisenet.org website. For questions regarding usage of the NanoDays logo or other marketing materials, please send an email to nanodays@nisenet.org.

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Science Cafe Guide

Guide to hosting an event that brings scientists and the public together in an informal setting.

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Evaluating the NISE Network: Reflections from the Evaluation Workgroup

At the end of the NISE Network’s 10th year, the Evaluation workgroup created a reflection document to describe how we managed the evaluation of the NISE Network, one of the largest informal education networks ever formed. This document goes into specifics of how we set up our team, what impacts we decided to measure, and what methods we used to collect data on a national scale. It also talks about ethical considerations we took into account and how we shared our work with multiple audiences. This reflection document is not meant to be a prescriptive “how-to” manual,...

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NanoDays guide cover

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NanoDays: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Activity Kits, Building Communities, and Inspiring Learning

NanoDays is NISE Net’s signature event—an annual celebration that mobilizes hundreds of organizations across the country to engage staff, volunteers, and members of the public in learning about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. NanoDays kits are the Network’s most widely used set of resources, reaching over a million visitors throughout the year. About this guide: NanoDays is a complex effort that includes multiple Network teams working together to create resources and coordinate the participation of hundreds of partners. This guide...

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