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

The NanoDays 2014 digital kit is available for download!

​NanoDays 2015 physical kit applications due December 1st.

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NanoDays 2015 physical kit applications available now- due December 1st

Catherine McCarthy

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NanoDays 2015 will be held from March 28 through April 5, 2015. NanoDays is a week of community-based educational outreach events to raise public awareness of nanoscale science, technology and engineering throughout the United States. NanoDays kits are currently in production and will be ready for distribution in early 2015. We invite you to fill out an online application for a physical kit containing all of the materials and resources you need to start planning your community events; applications are due December 1, 2014.

Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2015 - Part 1

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Are you interested in learning more about the science behind the NanoDays activities? Do you want to know more about how the NanoDays activities are related to cutting-edge research? Then please join us for an exciting presentation that will focus on the applications and scientific background behind NISE Net activities related to graphene and nano-coatings.

Online Brown-Bag: Videos 101 - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Small-Scale to Large-Scale Video Production

Monday, January 26, 2015

Does your institution currently produce videos or are you curious about video production? Videos have a wide-variety of uses from generating excitement about a topic or explaining a concept, to detailing a process, providing professional development, and for marketing, and now this technology has literally been placed in the palm of your hand! Join us to learn more about the the process behind video production from those partners involved first-hand.

The Future of Nanoscale Research and Development

Larry Bell
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The 2014 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference kicked off today with a presentation by Mihail (Mike) Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology and leader of NSF's contribution to the National Nanotechnology Initiative. He presented a view of nanotechnology research and development through 2030.

Nano Bite: December 2014

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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
  • NISE Net News and Announcements - Just a Few Days Left to Apply for Your NanoDays 2015 Physical Kit!; What's Nano about Light?; NISE Net Partners Learn-by-Doing the MOS "Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum" with Grad Students in Boston
  • Upcoming Events! - Stay Connected! Join One of Our Free Online Brown-Bag Conversations; 2014 MRS Fall Meeting
  • Featured on the Website - NISE Network Impacts: Report to Partners
  • Partner Highlight - A Bi-Polar Affair Captivates Visitors with EnLIGHTening Nanoscale Science
  • Nano in the News - "Invisibility Cloak" Uses Lenses to Bend Light; Surpassing the Limitations of the Light Microscope

Online Brown-Bag: Nano 101 - How to Introduce the Smallest Science

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How can you present the basics of nano in just an hour or two? Join this discussion to learn how your colleagues introduce nano. We’ll share our favorite examples, activities, and videos. Please join us and bring your ideas and questions, as there will be lots of time for discussion.

NISE Net Partners Learn-by-Doing the MOS "Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum" with Grad Students in Boston

Carol Lynn Alpert

NISE Network partners flew in from southern Mississippi, Montana, California, North Carolina, Ohio, and New York to participate in the Network's "Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum," a professional development program in nanoscale informal science and education for early career researchers, with the goal of implementing their own professional development workshop at their institution in the coming year.

Online Brown-Bag: Engaging Younger Audiences with Nanoscale Science (Recorded)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since 2008, NanoDays activities have been used to engage all types of audiences and families within the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology. When engaging different audiences, such as younger audiences including children ages 3-8, it is important to target your message in a language that is both understandable and engaging for that age group. In this brown-bag, NISE Net partners discuss their experiences working with younger audiences and offer tips for specific NISE Net hands-on activities.

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.