NISE Network Blog

Larry Bell

We scientists and innovators should just accept the idea that when it comes to new and emerging technologies that at some point along the way we are going to “cock it up.” The public knows it will happen and we...

Larry Bell

The National Science Foundation has asked CAISE ( Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education ) to explore creating a focus on networks at it's PI Summit in the spring. CAISE is using the ASTC session that NISE Net...

Rashmi Nanjundaswamy

Dozens of children participated in the second annual Nano Piccola event in Gagliato, Italy, in July, which gave kids a chance to learn about nanotechnology and nanomedicine through hands-on activities and (little) talks by researchers from The Methodist Hospital Research...

Vrylena Olney

The "Horton Senses Something Small" activity While I was talking to Betty Jones at Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) a few weeks ago about their summer camp program, she described an interesting adaptation to the "Horton...

Vrylena Olney

In 2008, Dennis Clougherty , a physics professor at the University of Vermont , called up nearby ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center to see if they’d be interested in working together to host a NanoDays event. In the three...

Catherine McCarthy

What’s a Mini-Grant? The NISE Network is making available a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for...

Vrylena Olney

What do 17th-century Japanese literature and a science summer camp in Syracuse, NY have in common? Haiku! The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, New York has been working to incorporate nano content into their...

Carol Lynn Alpert

Science museums and their audiences often benefit from sub-awards provided by research centers which choose to address the NSF Broader Impact Criterion through partnerships for education outreach. Therefore, the National Science Board’s current review of this criterion (commonly known as...

Vrylena Olney

As many of you know, NanoDays is the NISE Network's annual festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Each Spring, hundreds of NISE Net partners across the country plan and host...

Catherine McCarthy

Thanks to partners who have filled out their NanoDays 2011 reports! A few exciting results have already emerged from the existing report data. For example, of the 129 respondents who provided information about future use of NanoDays kits, all 129...