Have you ever been overwhelmed upon opening your NanoDays kit? Stared into that large brown box with even more smaller boxes inside, wondering "where on earth do I begin?!" Each year, we fill our NanoDays physical kit with more activities and materials, and the 2014 kit will be one of our largest yet! This brown-bag explores the contents of your 2014 NanoDays physical kit. We'll be giving an overview of activities and offering advice for the use of training materials, passing along marketing templates, etc.
Online Workshop Events Archive
Interested in how to host a bilingual NanoDays event? This conversation provides insight on how institutions can offer bilingual programming and reach underserved audiences with NISE Net resources. A variety of partners from around the country highlighted past and upcoming bilingual NanoDays events, focusing on methods for recruiting floor facilitators and marketing techniques that aim to welcome new visitors.
It's that time of year to cook and eat until your heart's content. Will nanotechnology make an appearance on your plate this year? Maybe! We'll discuss how nano and food intersect. Plus, we'll demonstrate how to make your own gummy worms on the cheap and how to take the demo home and wow your dinner guests!
As a follow-up for those who participated in the universal design workshop, this online brown bag conversation explores what some institutions have done to make their educational programs more universally designed. Participants discuss lessons learned as they implement universal design or team-based inquiry in their own institution, share resources, and hear about successful approaches used by other institutions.
Interested in discovering new ways to introduce nanoscience and nanotechnology? This conversation discusses ways to incorporate nano into your programming for school groups. Discussion includes best practices and tips for designing single short interaction modules that work well on field trips and afterschool programs. If you're thinking about applying for a mini-grant, this will be a great opportunity to discover new ideas and learn about programs serving school groups that have been funded by NISE mini-grants.
Have a great idea that you want to turn into a NISE Network mini-grant project? You're not alone! We average 70 applications for the mini-grants program each year, and each year it becomes more difficult to choose projects to pursue with such a high-quality submission pool. This brainstorming session for the 2014 mini-grant application cycle discusses the mini-grant program and provides and opportunity for colleagues to discuss project ideas.
Creating meaningful partnerships can be a challenging endeavor. This conversation explores what some institutions have done with mini-grant awards in developing partnerships to reach new audiences in nano education. Participants also share lessons learned from partnerships of their own and how they've met challenges head on.
Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2013 Activities - Part Two: Laddering Activities Around Polymers and Light at the Nanoscale (Recorded)
When we train staff to present NanoDays activities it's important to ensure that they are comfortable with the underlying science and one way of doing this is to ladder or group activities that have similar concepts. This brown-bag conversation discusses way to connect 6-8 different NanoDays activities (from 2013 and from years past) and includes many great additional resources!