NISE Network Blog

Nano Jobs: Post-doc position at ASU

By Vrylena Olney on May 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Robin Marks from the Exploratorium forwarded me an announcement for another post-doctoral position opening up with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society, this time at Arizona State University. They're looking for a coordinator for private sector outreach.

Nano is bigger than you think: Perspectives on the NNI from INC5

By Larry Bell on May 21, 2009 | 0 comments

While nano may be about things on a very tiny scale – around 10-9 meters, there is nothing small about the government’s investment in nanoscale research -- it’s now around 10+9 dollars.

Why fund the NISE Net?

By Carol Lynn Alpert on May 20, 2009 | 0 comments

A short time ago, I heard from a veteran program officer in one of the NSF science research directorates that she was skeptical about the strategy of apportioning funds from these directorates to fund the NISE Net. Why not give the funds directly to the individual nano research centers to bolster their own education and outreach (E&O) programs? Why set up a whole new Informal Science Education (ISE) infrastructure to do it?

Washington DC Nano News - Nano'$ Federal Fund$

By Margaret Glass on May 15, 2009 | 0 comments

authored by Margaret Glass, ASTC

NanoDays Visualized: Kit Activities vs. Non-Kit Activities

By Beck Tench on May 15, 2009 | 0 comments

Tabletop Activities and Cart Demos for NanoDays 2009Tabletop Activities and Cart Demos for NanoDays 2009: (Click for full-sized version)

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Richard Feynman!

By Vrylena Olney on May 13, 2009 | 0 comments

His birthday was Monday, and now it's Wednesday, but better late than never.

Keeping up with the Nanos

By Vrylena Olney on May 13, 2009 | 0 comments

I've been paying more attention lately to bloggers and tweeters (twitterers?) writing and posting about nano topics. Here are a few that I've been enjoying:

NISE Net is the new grey goo!

By Larry Bell on May 10, 2009 | 0 comments

“The Network is going to grow. I don’t think you can stop it or control it even if you wanted to.” So said, Cal Tech nano researcher Mamadou Diallo, a member of the NISE Net’s NSF review panel at a meeting about nano education at the University of Southern California on April 27. Didn’t Michael Crichton predict a similar thing in his novel Prey? NISE Net Program Manager Vrylena Olney saw the similarity.

Nano Haiku: NISE Net Permeates

By Vrylena Olney on May 7, 2009 | 0 comments

The NISE Net team at the Museum of Science, Boston is preparing to submit our proposal to the National Science Foundation for another five years of funding, so blog posting will be light for the next few days. Here's a haiku from Eric Marshall that seemed appropriate:

Nano in all things
Probe the promise of what’s next
NISE Net permeates