Summary flyer describing new opportunities for Network partners

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

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At the October 2015 ASTC Conference, the NISE Network distributed a one-page summary of all the new upcoming opportunities for new and existing NISE Network partners including:

A summary is provided below as well as a downloadable PDF.  

 


Museum & Community Partnerships

100 kits with hands-on activities designed to facilitate collaborations that engage underserved audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology

  • Timeline: applications due November 13, 2015; kits distributed in 2016
  • Eligibility: existing active NISE Network museum and university partners in the United States; free digital materials will be available to everyone
  • More Information: www.nisenet.org/museum-community-partnerships
  • Funding: National Science Foundation through the NISE Network

Building with Biology

200 kits with hands-on activities designed to promote conversations in museums among scientists and public audiences about synthetic biology

  • Timeline: applications due February 1, 2016; kits distributed in 2016
  • Eligibility: museums and universities in the United States; free digital materials will be available to everyone
  • More Information: www.nisenet.org/building-with-biology
  • Website:  www.buildingwithbiology.org
  • Funding: National Science Foundation through Museum of Science

Sustainability in Science Museums

50 kits with hands-on activities about sustainability


NASA Space & Earth Informal STEM Education Network (NASA SEISE Net)

Building on the work of the NISE Network, NASA has recently announced funding for the NASA Space and Earth Informal STEM Education                  

  • Eligibility: museums and public planetariums in the United States; free digital materials will be available to everyone
  • Information: coming soon on www.nisenet.org
  • Funding: NASA through Science Museum of Minnesota

 


Transmedia Museum


50 Frankenstein’s Footlocker kits with hands-on activities exploring science-in-society questions raised by Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein; digital museum where visitors can curate their own online exhibitions

  • Timeline: kit applications anticipated in Fall 2017; kits distributed in 2018
  • Eligibility: museums, libraries, and universities in the United States; free digital materials will be available to everyone
  • Information: coming soon on www.nisenet.org
  • Website: http://frankenstein.asu.edu
  • Funding: National Science Foundation through Arizona State University

NanoDays

The NISE Network will no longer be producing new NanoDays kits. We encourage partners to continue holding events and using NanoDays materials!

  • Eligibility: free digital materials are available to everyone
  • Information: www.nisenet.org/nanodays
  • Upcoming dates:
    • 2016: March 26-April 3
    • 2017: March 25-April 2
    • 2018: March 31-April 8
    • 2019: March 30-April 7
    • 2020: March 28-April 5
  • Funding: National Science Foundation through Museum of Science

Small Footprint Exhibitions

The NISE Network leadership is exploring opportunities to develop, fabricate, and distribute modular small footprint exhibitions on different topics modeled on the Nano exhibition.  We are interested in talking with partners about their interest in this model and different topics they may be interested in.

 


Updates about these opportunities will be included in monthly newsletters: www.nisenet.org/newsletter

This summary is available in a downloadable PDF.