NISE Network Blog

By: Alan Brown, Sci-Port Discovery Center

In July 2015, with funding from the Beaird Family Foundation, Sci-Port Discovery Center began a joint venture with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Workforce Re-entry Facility. While that re-entry program provides job training and skills, our Bars without Barriers program provides...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 digital toolkit is now available for download. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science...

By: Spencer Glantz, University of Pennsylvania

Over the last few years, Spencer Glantz, a bioengineering PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, has helped to grow and advise the Penn iGEM team, worked with museum educators at The Franklin Institute to develop prototype activities for Building...

By: Angela Kaczmarczyk and Jennifer Clifford, BosLab

Boston Open Science Laboratory ( BosLab ) is a community lab located in Somerville, Massachusetts. BosLab is dedicated to science outreach and it offers educational seminars, workshops, and hands-on molecular biology classes for the public. In September 2016, we held...

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to announce the award of 250 Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the US. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has...

Darrell Porcello, University of California, Berkeley

Lights, Camera, Action, Part Deux! NISE Network staff moved the training video roadshow to the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, CA to film the next set of media assets for the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit. Space...

By: Courtney Price, The Ohio State University

The Center for Applied Plant Sciences ( CAPS ) and the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center ( ABRC ) at The Ohio State University (OSU) used the Building with Biology kit as an opportunity to engage in public outreach while building...

By: Natalie Kuldell, BioBuilder Educational Foundation

BioBuilderClub , a synthetic biology after-school program for high school teams around the country, kicked off the academic year on October 13, 2016 with an event held at Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston, MA. Participants enjoyed the Bio Bistro hands-on...

By: Bonnie Everts, SELF International, Inc.

SELF International is a mobile discovery program based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that delivers informal STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) educational opportunities and resources directly to underserved communities. In September we held a Building with Biology event at FLEX Academy...

Christina Leavell

What’s the hottest item of the 2016 Holiday Season? The Nano mini-exhibition refill kit of course! The NISE Network has developed a kit of resources to replenish select components of the Nano mini-exhibition. Partner sites receiving the refill kit have...