NISE Network Blog

Vrylena Olney

NanoDays will be celebrating its fourth birthday this year, and the kit's gotten a bit of an update in honor of that birthday. In particular, this year's kit includes seven brand-new activities. All the materials to run the activities are...

Larry Bell

Joan Straumanis of NSF's Science of Learning Centers program had a neat little slide in her presentation today at the NSE Grantee's meeting at NSF. She says that research in learning shows that if your goal is getting people to...

Larry Bell

This chart says it all (click on it to see a version large enough to read): This chart was part of Mike Roco's presentation at the 2010 NSF NSE Grantee Meeting.

Larry Bell

The focus of today's sessions at NSF's meeting of nanoscale science and engineering grantees focuses on putting the science to practical use. First up this morning is nanomanufacturing. Mark Tuonimen from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst gave a talk...

Larry Bell

We are reaching a limit in the future growth of computing power using current technologies because of the heat generated by packing more and more transisters onto tiny electronic chips. Nanotechnology may provide totally new techniques for computing that would...

Catherine McCarthy

Jennifer Pritchard of the Da Vinci Science Center raps about her NanoDays 2009 experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Av_VUUFvF4&feature=player_embedded

Vrylena Olney

The NISE Net Network-Wide Meeting was held in San Francisco on October 26 - 28, 2010 and included a number of concurrent sessions and workshops (see the full list of workshops and sessions ). Some of the presenters and organizers...

Vrylena Olney

Just a few weeks ago, the NISE Net hosted its Network-Wide Meeting in San Francisco (October 26 - 28, 2010). There were three keynote talks during the first morning of the meeting, and all three presenters have graciously agreed to...

Vrylena Olney

We didn't have room in the latest newsletter to include all the different links and interesting resources related to the 2010 Nobel Prize award for work on graphene. If you missed it in the newsletter, or are just looking for...

Larry Bell

Objective 3.2 in the Draft National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan calls for the government to "Initiate outreach and informal education programs and publish related information to foster a student population, workforce, and public who are well informed about the opportunities...