NISE Network Blog
We are pleased to announce that online applications are now available for NISE Network museum partners to apply for a free copy of the Nano mini-exhibition. Online applications are due March 1, 2012.
NanoDays kits will be shipped in early January, 2012. Please note that the kit will come in three separate boxes this year:
Regional hub leaders are contacting NanoDays physical kit applicants individually regarding awards. As always, making decisions was a difficult process with only 225 physical kits to award. We encourage all those who were not awarded a physical kit to utilize the digital materials in their ongoing education efforts. The new digital kit will be posted here by January 15th: http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays/kit/digital
Day 2 of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantee Conference in DC on December 6 had a signficant focus on education. As a discussant following one of the panels, Bob Chang, Director of the Nanotechnology Center for Learning and Teaching, made a compelling presentation on the need for nano education.
Where is the research happening? Is the National Nanotechnology Initiative continuing to grow? What are the focus areas? Mike Roco, who leads NSF's nanoscale science and engineering work, shared the following images at the annual Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference in DC on Dec 5.
The deadline for applying for NanoDays physical kits is Thursday, December 8th! Similar to past years, we expect to reeive many more applications than kits, and once again this will be a competitive process. If your organization is not awarded a kit, we will have all the materials available online for download.
For more about who is eligible to aply, and how to aplpy, please visit: http://www.nisenet.org/blog/nanodays/nanodays_2012_physical_kit_applications_now_available
Located within a public school system where 73% of the students are Hispanic, the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History (LCMNH) in Las Cruces, New Mexico strives to find new and successful ways to reach their vastly diverse and often underserved audiences.
Looking for ideas for NanoDays 2012? I'll be highlighting some examples of NanoDays activities from the 2011 NanoDays reports in the NISE Net blog over the next few weeks.
A number of partners last year included science theater in their NanoDays offerings, with many adding the 10-minute Attack of the Nanoscientist play to their lineup: