We didn't have room in the latest newsletter to include all the different links and interesting resources related to the 2010 Nobel Prize award for work on graphene. If you missed it in the newsletter, or are just looking for even more graphene information, keep reading:
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Informal Education and Signature Initiatives are part of the draft NNI Strategic Plan online in November for Public Comment
An excellent source of online resources for public engagement is the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD)
The online application for 2011 NanoDays kits is now live! The NISE Network renewal is exciting for many reasons – not the least of which is the continuation of NanoDays as the signature public outreach event for nanoscale science and technology. As we move into this second 5-year period, the NISE Net team will continue to develop and distribute high quality, hands-on activities for informal educators and research outreach specialists for public engagement about nano.
Small Steps; Big Impact: A guide for science museum leaders developing partnerships with university based research centers has been published online at risepartnerguide.org. The online format facilitates visitors in selecting topics of greatest interest and it will allow th
Nanotechnology Long-Term Impacts and Research Directions: 2000-2020 went on line yesterday for two weeks of public comment. This is your chance to read and make suggestions concerning the next decade of nanotechnology research, including future educational efforts and engaging the public in future governance. The text document and presentations related to them are online at www.wtec.org/nano2.
The NSF today awarded the Museum of Science in Boston the funds to continue the work of the NISE Net into the next decade. At our reverse site visit last July, David Ucko, our NSF program officer for the first five years said that, when they first crafted the solicitation for the original grant that funded NISE Net, he never expected that as much would be accomplished as the NISE Net has done.