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Evaluation and Research Finding: Use of NISE Net Materials:

Liz Rosino, OMSI

The NISE Network’s online annual survey was created to learn more about the experiences of participants in NISE Net and how the Network might better support their activities. Many of you have participated over the past couple of years (thank you!), so we thought you might be interested in some of the results. We'll be highlighting different findings from the 2013 survey over the next few months in our Evaluation and Research Findings blog posts....

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Partner Highlight: Nano Beyond NanoDays! Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)

Ali Jackson

RMSC Rochester Museum and Science Center logoLike many communities around the country Rochester, New York goes all out celebrating NanoDays. Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) joined museum staff and volunteers as well as staff and students from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and University of Rochester for a fun filled weekend at the end of March, but as Joelle Adolfi, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, states, nano related programing doesn’t end there. There’s so much more!

 

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Changes coming to the nisenet.org website

Catherine McCarthy

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We’re making some major improvements to the nisenet.org website. The new site features all the same popular content from the existing website but with a fresh new look, much faster load times, and improved content filtering. All of these changes will make it easier than ever for visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for.

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Evaluation and Research Finding: Involvement with Professional Organizations

Liz Rosino, OMSI

The NISE Network’s online annual survey was created to learn more about the experiences of participants in NISE Net and how the Network might better support their activities. Many of you have participated over the past couple of years (thank you!), so we thought you might be interested in some of the results. We'll be highlighting different findings from the 2013 survey over the next few months in our Evaluation and Research Findings blog posts....

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Tips and Resources for NanoDays 2014 event organizers

Catherine McCarthy

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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 2014 NanoDays activities and programs. These videos are perfect for staff and volunteer training. Keep checking back, because we’re working to...

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The ultimate reality TV: How the 2014 NanoDays Physical kit came to be!!!

Christina Akers

In 2014, our operation became so large that we had to take kit fabrication out of both the Science Museum of Minnesota’s shop and warehouse. We rented another warehouse offsite, where kit assembly consumed the space for over a month.  Some days you couldn’t even walk through the space there was some much going on!

Here we show you a high-speed version of our labor – five weeks wrapped up in two-minutes and twenty-two seconds!!!

Enjoyhttps://vimeo.com/89432550

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Evaluation and Research Finding: Partnerships

Liz Rosino, OMSI

The NISE Network’s online annual survey was created to learn more about the experiences of participants in NISE Net and how the Network might better support their activities. Many of you have participated over the past couple of years (thank you!), so we thought you might be interested in some of the results. We'll be highlighting different findings from the 2013 survey over the next few months in our Evaluation and Research Findings blog posts....

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Partner Highlight: The Power of HI-Nano

Frank Kusiak

If you ever find yourself on Hawai'i, aka The Big Island, make your way to Hilo and the beautiful and engaging 'Imiloa Astronomy Center. 'Imiloa is the premier learning center to explore the culture and science of Mauna Kea, whose peak houses the world's most extensive array of telescopes. NISE Net was very excited when they decided to take on NanoDays. With the combination of their dedicated staff and NISE Net's NanoDays Kits, it is now a place where NanoKits deepen one's connection to Hawai'i.

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NanoDays 2014 - sharing photos from your event

Catherine McCarthy

We are always excited to see photos of your NanoDays 2014 events -  in particular we love to get photos of your NanoDays team.

NanoDays 2013 at the Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

Here’s how:

1. Take some photos of your team at your NanoDays event.

2. Make sure to have people in the photos sign releases;  some background information and a copy of the photo release form is available on page 24...

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