NISE Network Blog

Partner Highlight: Arkansas Discovery Network

Vrylena Olney

Educators from seven museums in Arkansas recently gathered at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock for a workshop focused on nano education. The attendees came from museums in the Arkansas Discovery Network, a regional network that has been involved with the NISE Network for a number of years. 

New NanoDays promotional video!

Catherine McCarthy

Our brand new NanoDays promotional video invites learners of all ages to "come see what's so big about the super small!" Invite your visitors to celebrate nano science, engineering, and technology at your NanoDays event!  The 30 second video is video is suitable for using as a television commercial or as an embedded video on your organization's website.

NISE Net on one page

Larry Bell

For NSF's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantee Meeting last month, I put together a poster on the NISE Net. It's an overview of what the NISE Net. I find it useful to have this in my office. I can use it as a visual for a quick answer to the question "What is the NISE Net?"

NanoDays kits packed up in Minnesota

Catherine McCarthy
Staff at the Science Museum of Minnesota have spent the last several months ordering, sorting, and packing materials to create 200 copies of the amazing NanoDays 2011 kits. Here are a few pictures of the final kit assembly process in mid-December. We plan to ship the kits on January 7th.

NanoDays kit applications closed December 10th, 2010

Catherine McCarthy

The NanoDays kit application closed December 10th. Regional Hub leaders will be notifying applicants whether or not they will received a kit. The good news is that we had more applicants than ever. The bad news, is that it made choosing who to award the 200 kits to even more difficult. Thanks to all who applied. Even if you were not awarded a kit, you can still use the NanoDays 2011 digital kit materials - available for download January 15th, 2011.

Engines of Growth and Recovery

Larry Bell

Three Presidential Science and Technology Advisors opened the NNI Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland, today. The Summit was a kind of 10th birthday party for the National Nanotechnology Initiative. I was surprised at how much of this opening discussion focused on education.