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NanoDays 2013 Training Videos now available!

Catherine McCarthy

NanoDays training video still image featuring Kevin Dilley at the Sciencenter in Ithaca NYThese videos are perfect for NanoDays 2013 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 "basic" account at www.vimeo.com/join, for more assistance please see...

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NanoDays 2013 - Please double-check your Invisibility activity

KC

It has come to our attention that a few of the Exploring Properties - Invisibility activities may have been packed incorrectly.  Please make sure that you have the following materials:

      >Activity guide, nanotechnology mirage sheet, and sign (English and Spanish)

      >White laminated sheet

      >Baby Oil

      >Beakers (2)

      >1 stick with a colorless borosilicate glass object
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NanoDays Across the Nation

KC

NanoDays is just around the corner (March 30th - April 7th), and people all over th country are getting ready!  Check out the long list of partners who will be hosting NanoDays events.

Good luck with your final preparations, and have fun at your events!

Happy NanoDays! 

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Evaluation and Research Findings: How does the public make decisions about societal and ethical issues in science? -layering

Eli Bossin

How does the public make decisions about societal and ethical issues (SEI) in science? We’ve been researching past Nanotechnology Forums and the Would You Buy That? program to identify patterns in how the public responds to the facilitation approaches we have used in our SEI programming over the past six years. We will be highlighting results from this research over the next two months in our Featured Finding section.

  • Featured Finding

    Both the
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Partner Highlight: NISE Net & Girls RISEnet Partner in Alaska for Gender Equity in STEM Learning

Tim Hecox

This past October, members of the NISE Net Inclusive Audience team had a unique opportunity to partner with Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Museum Network to co-host a two-day workshop at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks Alaska on gender equity in STEM learning and to increase participation of girls and diverse audiences in the field of nano science and engineering.

Girls RISEnet is a National Science Foundation (NSF)...

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Evaluation and Research Findings: How does the public make decisions about societal and ethical issues in science? - voting

Eli Bossin

How does the public make decisions about societal and ethical issues (SEI) in science? We’ve been researching past Nanotechnology Forums and the Would You Buy That? program to identify patterns in how the public responds to the facilitation approaches we have used in our SEI programming over the past six years. We will be highlighting results from this research over the next two months in our Featured Finding section.

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    One
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Partner Highlight: Very Small Science Creating Very Big Ideas at the Maine Discovery Museum!

Ali Jackson

Since the arrival of the Nano exhibition, the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor, ME has been working hard to create a lot more excitement about nano science, engineering, and technology! The Maine Discovery Museum (MDM) is the largest children's museum North of Boston. It has 28,000 square feet of exhibit space and serves about 60,000 visitors a year.


In addition to the NISE Net Nano exhibition, the education and exhibits departments are collaborating to make connections to existing exhibits and activities through the use of graphic molecules and by...

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A Guide to Building Partnerships between Science Museums and University-Based Research Centers

Karine Thate

How can your institution get resources and funding for sharing current science with your visitors?

Find out with A Guide to Building Partnerships Between Science Museums and University-Based Research Centers.  This guide is meant to help you move your science museum beyond event or project-based collaborations with individual researchers toward more robust and sustained partnerships with university centers of...

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