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Annual Meeting Photos!

By Vrylena Olney on October 1, 2009 | 0 comments

The NISE Net recently had our Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and we were joined by some of our partners from around the country.

Humanizing the nanoscale structure of a crystal. Photo by Emily Maletz Graphic DesignHumanizing the nanoscale structure of a crystal. Photo by Emily Maletz Graphic Design

Meeting attendees spent some time helping us think of new, innovative nano programming. In the photo above, attendees are embodying particles forming a crystal in a workshop led by Redshift Productions.

Materials Research Society Fall 2009 Meeting

By Vrylena Olney on October 1, 2009 | 0 comments

If you weren't able to join us at the Association of Science Technology Centers Conference at the end of October, perhaps you can catch up with the NISE Network at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston at the end of November. The MRS is playing a major role to bring the education and research communities together at their Fall 2009 Meeting, hosting hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and topics for educating future materials scientists and engineers. (And a special thank you to Richard Souza for compiling all these activities for me!)

NISE Net Folks at the S.Net Conference

By Larry Bell on September 8, 2009 | 0 comments

Six members of the NISE Net programs team and four members of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society presented tabletop and stage programs at the Pacific Science Center yesterday and at the S.Net conference today. Jamey Wetmore and Ira Bennet of the CNS at Arizona State University have incorporated the development of tabletop demos into a couple of their courses with the aim of helping students think about the societal implications of their research by having them talk with the public about it.

NISE Net at the ASTC Annual Conference

By Vrylena Olney on August 27, 2009 | 0 comments

The Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference is coming up at the end of October and the NISE Net will have a bunch of stuff going on there. Here's a preliminary list of what's happening:

NISE Net ASTC Sessions

By Vrylena Olney on August 27, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a full list of the Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference sessions that will be featuring NISE Net work or findings from our work, sorted by date and time. Please keep in mind that session descriptions are taken from the Preliminary Program.

Nano Haiku: Star Trek and Nanites

By Vrylena Olney on August 12, 2009 | 0 comments
Vicki Coats of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry recently wrote her first nano haiku, inspired by a Star Trek episode that featured nanites:

Before Borg attack
Make nanites ahead of time
Locutus will fail

Here's the clip:

More Nano Haikus: Surface Area

By Vrylena Olney on August 4, 2009 | 0 comments

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By Keith Ostfeld of the Children's Museum of Houston

Nano, oh nano
With surface area so
Small, but big impact

And here's an activity about surface area: Exploring Properties: Surface Area

Nano Poetry Boundaries Broken!

By Vrylena Olney on August 4, 2009 | 0 comments

I knew the NISE Net was special. But even I did not expect this. Only one day after the Nano Bite e-newsletter went out, I am happy to announce that we have our first ever nano sestina. I am verklempt.

First Ever Nano Limerick!

By Vrylena Olney on August 3, 2009 | 0 comments

As promised in the August Nano Bite e-newsletter, the First Ever Nano Limerick by Anders Liljeholm of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: