NISE Network Blog

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:

    Annual Meeting Photos!

    Vrylena Olney

    NISE Net members prototyped a new twister-style game about scale at our recent Annual Meeting in San Francisco. We'll have it at the ASTC Conference so you can test your knowledge of macro, micro, and nano scales as well as your flexibility.


    Photo by Emily Maletz

    Annual Meeting Photos!

    Vrylena Olney

    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 Design

    Materials Research Society Fall 2009 Meeting

    Vrylena Olney

    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!)