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.

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March 28-April 5, 2015

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2015 Network-Wide Meeting

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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.

Nano Bite: August 2015

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

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science, Boston

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.

Online Brown-Bag: Making Evaluation Design Decisions: When Basic Evaluation Methods Meet the Real World

Monday, September 21, 2015

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.

Online Brown-Bag: Planning a Museum and Community Partnership Project

NISE Net Online Brown-Bag Conversation
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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. 

NISE Net at its Peak and Exploring New Possibilities

Larry Bell

Even as our ten years of funding from the National Science Foundation comes to an end, the NISE Net's capacity to reach the public is at its peak! The numbers in our year-10 annual report show a total of 598 organizations that regularly participate in NISE Net activities, of which 352 are museums or other kinds of informal science education groups, 203 are groups from universities, and 43 are a variety of other kinds of organizations.

ASTC Annual Conference 2015

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Friday, October 16, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015

The NISE Network will have many activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference: