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March 28-April 5, 2015

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2015 Network-Wide Meeting

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 to Thursday, June 4, 2015

The 2015 Network-Wide Meeting will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre and the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The meeting will feature plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and opportunities for NISE Network partners to meet and share their own work with others in the Network. Attendance at the Network-Wide Meeting will be by invitation-only due to space and budgetary limitations.
 

Nano Bite: May 2015

Welcome to the May Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net).

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • NISE Net News and Announcements - NISE Network Presents at 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition; Wrapping Up NanoDays 2015
  • Upcoming Events - Stay Connected! Upcoming Online Brown-Bag Conversations; Join the NISE Network in Attendance at Upcoming Conferences
  • Featured on the Website - Oleophobic Surfaces - Anti-Graffiti Demo; Biomimicry: Synthetic Gecko Tape through Nanomolding
  • Partner Highlight - An Invasive Beetle Puts a Local Spin on Penn State's NanoDays 2015
  • Community News - NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase: Improving Science, Math, Engineering, and Computer Science Information; 2015 MRS Fall Meeting Opportunities; June 2015 NISE Network-Wide Meeting
  • Nano in the News - 'Femme fatale' emerald ash borer decoy lures, kills males

Partner Highlight: An Invasive Beetle Puts a Local Spin on Penn State’s NanoDays 2015

Jayatri Das, The Franklin Institute, and NISE Network Mid-Atlantic Regional Hub Leader

In her position as Program Director for Education and Outreach at Penn State University's Center for Nanoscale Science, Kristin Dreyer's initiatives reach a wide range of audiences. For NanoDays 2015, she planned three different events targeting children and families (through a festival-style NanoDays at a local museum), research colleagues (through a weekly café), and grade 6-12 teachers (through a teacher workshop). Working to leverage the intersection of these events, Kristin recruited graduate student volunteers who could commit to participating in all three events to achieve "bigger picture" broader impact goals.

Boxing up Boxes in Boxes - NanoDays Kit Storage

Christina Akers

Oh no! It’s after NanoDays and your office looks like this! 

So many boxes, so little time! Tape is so sticky, and cardboard is a deathtrap for dry hands!

But thanks to the latest in Nano-kit-storage-technology, you can turn this mess into something practical and attractive!

International Year of Light 2015

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative that will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is an unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.