NISE Network Blog

Catherine McCarthy

Due to an ordering mix-up with one of our suppliers, NISE Network partners receiving NanoDays 2014 physical kits may have received the wrong ammeter. The ammeter in question is part of the Exploring Properties—Electric Squeeze activity . Some of the...

Catherine McCarthy

The new 2014 NanoDays digital kit materials are available for download! Digital kits are free, downloadable materials available to anyone. The digital version of the kit is designed particularly for international locations outside the United States, K-12 educators, libraries, and...

Catherine McCarthy

The NISE Network has just awarded 41 mini-grants to partners for 2014. The Network is able to offer a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science,...

Catherine McCarthy

Here are some snapshots by our fantastic fabriction crew showing the transformation over several weeks of an empty warehouse to 250 completed kits stacked and ready to ship out on pallets. The NanoDays 2014 physical kits were shipped out from...

Catherine McCarthy

These short videos are perfect for NanoDays 2014 staff and volunteer training. Please feel free to distribute these links to people volunteering at your NanoDays event. All of these videos may be downloaded from Vimeo simply by creating a free...

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

Many thanks to everyone who shared their opinions and experiences through the Annual Partner Survey last month. This survey represents an integral component of our ongoing efforts to understand and enhance the NISE Net partner experience, and as such, the...

Jayatri Das

Team-based inquiry (TBI) is the NISE Network’s practical approach to evaluation focused around an ongoing cycle of inquiry: question, investigate, reflect, and improve. This month, we’re sharing a story of TBI at work from the Children’s Discovery Museum of West...

Catherine McCarthy

Apply now for a NanoDays 2014 physical kit! NanoDays 2014 will be held from March 29 through April 6, 2014. NanoDays is a week of community-based educational outreach events to raise public awareness of nanoscale science, technology and engineering throughout...

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

We are excited to announce that this year’s NISE Net Annual Partner Survey will be launching in late October! This survey represents an integral component of our ongoing efforts to understand, enhance, and expand the NISE Net partner experience, and...

Frank Kusiak

The University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC-CEIN), based at UCLA, does a great job of reaching broad audiences and fostering collaborations. In order to reach broad audiences outside of academia, the UC-CEIN partners with Cal Poly...