NanoDays

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"NanoDays Collection" printed book shipped to active NISE Network partners in the US

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

The NISE Network will soon be shipping a box of printed and digital materials to selected active NISE Network partner museums and universities located in the United States.The NISE Network leadership wants to thank partner organizations for your involvement with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) and for all your efforts to engage public audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology over the past years. We are pleased to share a compendium of all the NanoDays activities developed over the past ten years. For most partner organizations, we are only mailing one box, so please share these resources with your colleagues and local collaborators.

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Montana State University NanoDays / MicroDays

Partner Highlight: NanoDays…keep the fire burnin’ in Bozeman, Montana!

Suzi Taylor, Extended University, Montana State University – Bozeman

Apologies for the REO Speedwagon earworm, but it’s been fun to see how we at Montana State University can continue hosting…and even growing…our NanoDays program now that the 10-year NSF-funded program has ended. 

COLLABORATING WITH OUR MICRO

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NanoDays at the 2015 International Beijing Science Festival

Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science and Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science

How do you go from doing NanoDays in the US to holding NanoDays in Beijing, China?

The story starts simply enough. While facilitating activities at NanoDays 2015 in the Museum of Science, Boston, Pei Zhang who currently serves as the Executive Director of the US China Scitech Education Promotion Association, was inspired by what she experienced. She loved the hands-on activities and engagement between volunteers and the public and wanted to bring the NanoDays experience to China.

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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.

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NanoDays 2015 Media Roundup!

Ali Jackson

We've gotten some great press and social media coverage of NanoDays events around the country this year. Below are a few highlights!

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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!

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NanoDays 2015 Reports - tell us about your events!

Ali Jackson

Many thanks to all NISE Network partners who participated in local NanoDays events nationwide!

You can tell us about your NanoDays 2015 event by filling out the NanoDays online report:

Thank you for participating in NanoDays!

We ask that partners hosting NanoDays events report back to the Network about your experiences through this online survey. This survey contains questions about your NanoDays 2015 event...

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NanoDays at Purdue

Looking for inspiration for your NanoDays 2015 PR and Marketing?

Catherine McCarthy

NanoDays promotional and marketing materials include a sample press release you can customize for your institution, promotional 30-second video, logos, clip art, and photos (these were included in your physical kit). We’ve also included  icons if you want to put a link on your website to the public audience website: www.whatisnano.org. More information and resources  are available here: 

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Tips and Resources for NanoDays 2015 event organizers

Catherine McCarthy

We hope you’re getting excited for NanoDays!
We wanted to let you know about some additional NanoDays resources you may find useful:

NanoDays Activity Training Videos

We now have training videos for all the NanoDays activities and programs from 2008 to 2015. These videos are perfect for staff and volunteer training. For more information and a list of links take a look at this blog post :
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