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Questions about the NISE Network? Want to learn more about getting involved? 
Contact your Regional Hub Leader:

United States map showing regional hubs


NISE Network Regional Hub contacts

The NISE Network community within the United States is organized around seven "Regional Hubs" based on geographic proximity. Regional hubs facilitate partner interaction in the Network, help museum educators connect with researchers and each other, host regional workshops and meetings, and provide support to institutions in their region. To get more involved with the Network, find your region on the map, and contact your Regional Hub Leader.

PA, NJ, MD, DC, DE, OH, and WV
Jayatri Das
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

NY, VT, NH, ME, RI, CT, and MA
Ali Jackson
Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

VA, NC, SC, KY, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, and Puerto Rico
Brad Herring
Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC

AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, and NM
Tim Hecox
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR

ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, and IN
Christina Akers
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

TX, AR, and OK
Kevin Velasquez
Children's Museum of Houston
(713) 535-7239

CA, NV, AZ, and HI.
Frank Kusiak
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA

Outside the United States? 
Visit our FAQ page to learn more about opportunities for International partners located outside the United States.

More Contacts

NISE Network Administration
Kayla Berry
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Educational Products (NISE Network and Linked Products)
Christina Akers
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Ali Jackson
Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

Research Center – Informal Science Center partnerships (RISE)
Larry Bell
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Elizabeth Kunz Kollmann
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Inclusive Audiences (formerly "Diversity Equity and Access")
Veronica Garcia-Luis
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Community and Regional Hubs
Catherine McCarthy
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Originally launched in 2005, the Network is now led by 14 museums and universities across the nation and has partnered with over 500 organizations nationwide. The NISE Network is funded by the National Science Foundation through Award Nos. 0532536 and 0940143. Click here to see a list of our core partners.