NISE Network Blog

Nano Haiku: Outreach

Vrylena Olney

Another haiku by Mike Falvo of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

We Struggle to show
The size of a molecule.
Kids wait patiently.

Thanks, Mike!

Working with Researchers

Vrylena Olney

Photo from the NISE Net Annual Meeting by Emily Maletz Graphic Design At the NISE Net Annual Meeting last September, we asked participants about their favorite nano educational experiences. Many talked about how exciting it is when researchers connect with the public. Here are a few examples of favorite experiences:

Partnering Tips

Vrylena Olney
Jayatri Das of the Franklin Institute with a demo about using nano-iron to clean up groundwater, created in partnership with the Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science. Photo by Emily Maletz Graphic Design. Some tips from informal science education people on finding and partnering with researchers:

    Fall Mixers for Prospective Partners

    Carol Lynn Alpert

    We've already had snow in Boston, and the fall conference season is upon us, with some excellent opportunities for those interested in learning more about researcher - ISE partnership craft. First up on the schedule, the Association of Science-Technology Centers conference, which provides a splendid opportunity to get away to Fort Worth for Halloween (Oct 31 - Nov 3).

    Celebrate Halloween Nano-style

    Vrylena Olney


    Anders Liljeholm gets scary in the Intro to Nano video

    Halloween is October 31st, and if you're looking to celebrate nano-style, here are some links for activities or costume ideas: