The NISE Network National Chemistry Week page: www.nisenet.org/national-chemistry-week featuring nanoscience, technology, and engineering activities for the public suitable for National Chemistry Week.
The NISE Network is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Nisenet.org is an online digital library of public nano educational products and tools designed for educators and scientists.
Welcome to the August Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) and community.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- Community News - Museum and Community Partnerships, Building with Biology
- Partner Highlight - "Making the More of the MOST" Out of Museum and Community Partnerships at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse, NY
- Featured on the Website - 2015 NISE Network-Wide Meeting, 2015 NISE Network Meeting Concurrent Sessions
- Upcoming Events - Upcoming Online Brown-Bag Conversations: September 21, 28, 30 and October 5
- Science in the News - Nanoparticle Takes Photodynamic Therapy to Deep Tumors; Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer to Invisibility; Synthetic Biology for Space Exploration; Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up.
- Nano Throughout the Year
Partner Highlight: "Making More of the MOST" Out of Museum and Community Partnerships at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse, NY
During the summer months, youth often have more free time on their hands, and many families find themselves seeking ways to keep their children safe and engaged when not in school. Youth-serving and community-based organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Scouts, YMCA, and public libraries provide countless benefits and opportunities to the youth they serve year-round. At the intersection of youth-serving and community-based organizations seeking to provide high-quality STEM learning experiences to their audiences and for science museums seeking to reach underserved audiences not currently engaged in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, there presents a unique and rich partnership opportunity for local community organizations and science museums.
Come hear the highlights from the NISE Network Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation. This longitudinal study explored how the Network impacted museum and university professionals’ sense of community, understanding of nano content, and implementation of nano education.
Online Brown-Bag: Making Evaluation Design Decisions: When Basic Evaluation Methods Meet the Real World
Come attend this upcoming brown-bag presentation to learn more about how members of the NISE Net Evaluation Team adapted basic data collection methods to support various phases of NISE Net Evaluation Studies. You'll gain new perspectives on how to implement basic methods and an understanding of factors to consider when applying these methods at your own institution.
Join this conversation for an introduction to NISE Net’s new Museum and Community Partnerships project, which will support efforts by Network partners to develop or improve existing partnerships with local community-based organizations. Through these partnerships, museums will be able to extend their reach to underserved audiences and help community organizations provide high-quality STEM learning experiences to their audiences.
Three New Opportunities Announced: 1) Museum and Community Partnerships, 2) Building with Biology, and 3) Sustainability in Science Museums
The 2015 Network-Wide Meeting was held on June 3-4, 2015 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre and the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The meeting was attended by nearly 300 NISE Network partners from throughout the United States featured: keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and opportunities for attendees to meet with others in the Network and share their own work.
Attendance at the Network-Wide Meeting was by invitation-only due to space and budgetary limitations.
We are sorry we are unable to invite all NISE Network partners to attend the meeting; we are making digital versions of many slides and handouts available following the event.