NISE Network Blog

By: Courtney Price, The Ohio State University

The Center for Applied Plant Sciences ( CAPS ) and the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center ( ABRC ) at The Ohio State University (OSU) used the Building with Biology kit as an opportunity to engage in public outreach while building...

By: Natalie Kuldell, BioBuilder Educational Foundation

BioBuilderClub , a synthetic biology after-school program for high school teams around the country, kicked off the academic year on October 13, 2016 with an event held at Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston, MA. Participants enjoyed the Bio Bistro hands-on...

By: Bonnie Everts, SELF International, Inc.

SELF International is a mobile discovery program based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that delivers informal STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) educational opportunities and resources directly to underserved communities. In September we held a Building with Biology event at FLEX Academy...

Christina Leavell

What’s the hottest item of the 2016 Holiday Season? The Nano mini-exhibition refill kit of course! The NISE Network has developed a kit of resources to replenish select components of the Nano mini-exhibition. Partner sites receiving the refill kit have...

Kathryn Riddle Penzkover and Michelle K. Hall

The teen years are a time of exploring new frontiers and making important decisions that will change lives in ways that cannot be known. The same can be said for the field of synthetic biology - it is a time...

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

Lights, Camera, Action! Over the past few weeks NISE Network project staff located at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina have been working to create a set of training videos which will be included in the...

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 250 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the US. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a...

Sarah Zimmerman, Port Discovery Children's Museum

On July 30th, 2016 scientists, students, and families came together at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to explore and discover the emerging field of synthetic biology. The museum’s Building with Biology event was a great success, attracting...

Christina Leavell

At the end of summer 2016, our friends at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire dropped by the Science Museum of Minnesota for a behind-the-scenes look around the museum. With them they brought the "Eau Claire Science Troupe" summer camp...

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

We thought we'd share a few scenes from the ASTC 2016 Conference NISE Network booth. The full schedule of NISE Network activities is included here: www.nisenet.org/events/astc/astc-annual-conference-2016 If you weren't able to attend the conference, we do have a September 2016...