NISE Network Blog

Larry Bell

ASTC is going to announce its support for a Community of Practice around Public Engagement with Science at the upcoming ASTC conference in an open session on Sunday, October 16, at 10:30 AM in room 315 at the convention center...

Brad Herring

In July 2011, about 150 blind high school students from all over the United States gathered for one week to learn about science and technology at the biannual Youth Slam summer camp organized by the National Federation of the Blind...

Vrylena Olney

Our NISE Net partners at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History recently organized a number of events with Yale materials scientist and NISE Net advisor Ainissa Ramirez as part of their "Cool Science Week." "Cool Science Week" is...

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...