NISE Network Blog

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...

Larry Bell

Research on publications and patent applications filed by both large and small corporations illustrates the trends in commercialization of nanotechnology -- to what extent and in what fields ideas are turning into commercial products. Jan Youtie of Georgia Tech presented...

Carol Lynn Alpert

The demos and banners have been put away; the thank you notes have gone out, the reports filed, and NanoDays 2011 is now a pleasant blur receding into the collective archive of organizational events, while you, perhaps, move on to...

Vrylena Olney

Many NISE Net partners planned great NanoDays events at their museums or research centers, but a few went a little further afield. For instance, as part of a comprehensive line-up of events for NanoDays, the College of Nanoscale Science and...

Vrylena Olney

With many (but not all!) NanoDays events now over, it's time to fill out your reports! The report is available at this link ). However, if you're not quite ready to fill out the report just yet but want to...

Vrylena Olney

Looking for an icebreaker for the beginning of a science café? Or trivia to use on social media sites to help promote your NanoDays events? The NISE Net's Science Café Guide included a number of trivia questions, and with so...

Larry Bell

Sheets of carbon nanotube material 4 yards wide and 100 yards long! Two kilometer spools of carbon nanotube yarn! Mercedes adjustable tint sunroofs! Mobile phone charging shoulder bags. Powerplastic! All of these were featured at NanoDays in Boston today. Five...

Carol Lynn Alpert

Have you forged a great partnership with a couple of local research centers for your NanoDays 2011 festivities? Plan now to keep the relationship alive and growing beyond April, continuing to serve your audiences, your partners and your home team....