NISE Network Blog

Ali Jackson
2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkit recipients: *NEW* physical copies of the Space Guess Quest game cards and game boards are coming soon! Some of our partners (thank you!) have alerted us to an error in the custom...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
On certain Saturdays throughout the year the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC, hosts local scientists in The Lab to show off some of their most recent research. For the entire month of February we partnered with Dr....
Ali Jackson
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019 physical toolkit have shipped out to 350 institutions nationwide! The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is shipping 350 Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019...
Dr. Rhea Waldman, SD Discovery Center
What does Central South Dakota have to do with the Ocean and Outer Space? Knowing how everything is connected is essential to understand our changing world, and so is empowering kids to realize everyone can make an impact – no...
Museum of Science, Boston
NanoDays...now with a Quantum Leap at the Museum of Science in Boston NanoDays is taking a Quantum Leap this year at the Museum of Science . The Museum has rebranded it to reflect that many of its university research center...
Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
This past year was busy and successful, as hundreds of NISE Network partners across the country participated in Network projects! It’s exciting to have so many organizations dedicated to engaging people in their local communities in learning about current STEM research. Here are some of our favorite Network moments of 2018. But first...THANK YOU...
David C. Horwitz, American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society (ACS) hosted its 31st annual celebration of chemistry during National Chemistry Week (NCW) from October 21-27, 2018, whose mission of the NCW campaign is to motivate ACS members and other science enthusiasts to teach the public about the value of chemistry in everyday life. This year, more than 90% (169/185) of ACS local sections hosted activities for NCW, which is ACS’s highest level of engagement in the campaign in ten years.
Kayla Berry and Katie Todd, Museum of Science
Four years ago the NISE Network received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to tackle conversations in museums between public audiences and scientists about the emerging field of synthetic biology. The timing was right for our Network partners...
Dr. Roxi Smith, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA
When you ask college students to spend a day volunteering in a middle school classroom, they typically cringe. Who can blame them? After all, very few of us look back on our middle school years with fond memories. Yet every...
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
One of our partners alerted us to an error in how we portray the carvone molecules on the Mirror Molecules graphic shared with the Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry - Chemistry Makes Scents activity. We have revised that graphic in English and Spanish and posted them to nisenet.org. Please discard the old printed Mirror Molecules materials and use these in their place. Download new graphics: http://nisenet.org/catalog/chemistry-makes-scents